Sale Of Hemp Oil Begins In Des Moines Even If There Is Still Pot Ban

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Iowa has a new law allowing possession of such oil by people with severe epilepsy, but the law makes no provision for distribution of the medication. So, is Shcharansky courting arrest? His company, Heartland Hemp, has a website from which customers can buy the oil. A local TV station did a glowing feature story in which a customer touted how the oil reduced her daughter’s seizures. A legislator even keeps a vial of the stuff on his Statehouse desk.

He doesn’t think so. He says the oil is made from legally imported hemp materials from Eastern Europe. The oil has very little of the chemical THC, which makes recreational marijuana users high, Shcharansky said, but it contains relatively large amounts of cannabidiol, a chemical many patients believe can treat a range of maladies.

To read more, visit http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2015/03/16/heartland-hemp-cannabidiol-oil-medical-marijuana/24875541/

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