Hundreds Gather For Marijuana Rally at the State Capitol

Des Moines, IA (WOI) - Nearly a hundred people gathered at the statehouse today to take part in the global marijuana march.

The event brought people together to promote cannabis reform in Iowa.

Organizers say the march has happened at the capitol on the first Sunday in May since the late 1990's.

Some event goers say change is desperately needed in the Hawkeye state.

"Help us, please," says David Letsch, a supporter of the cannabis reform. "We need help. We're suffering. When I had marijuana, I lived. When I'm on medications, I survive. I'm sick of surviving. If they don't get it done in one year, I'm going to Colorado."

Right now, lawmakers have the chance to consider a bill that would allow licenses for four medical cannabis manufacturers in the state.

The bill passed the Senate, and now there is a push for the house to vote on it.



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