Hearings around the state by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, including one last week in Iowa City, are gathering input from Iowans on a proposal to legalize marijuana for medical use.
A majority of speakers at the Iowa City hearing said they believe there are some benefits for its use, especially for pain relief, but more research is needed.
Meanwhile, some medical experts opposed to the proposal say they're concerned that any lessening of the prohibitions against marijuana use would pose a threat, particularly to children.
Coverage from last week's hearing: Advocates push for medical marijuana in Iowa City hearing
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