Illinois' Law Legalizing Marijuana Could Threaten Iowa's Fledgling Medical Cannabis Industry
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Illinois' Law Legalizing Marijuana Could Threaten Iowa's Fledgling Medical Cannabis Industry

“I have massive concern about this,” said Lucas Nelson, the general manager of MedPharm Iowa.

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July 10, 2019

Iowans seeking marijuana for medical purposes will have another option — albeit an illegal one — when Illinois legalizes recreational marijuana next year.

Marijuana will remain illegal in Iowa, but that won't stop many people from traveling to Illinois to purchase the drug.

And that could harm Iowa's fledgling medical cannabis industry.

“I have massive concern about this,” said Lucas Nelson, the general manager of MedPharm Iowa, a Des Moines-based medical cannabis manufacturer.

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