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Doctors, Patients to Testify at Pharmacy Board Medical Marijuana Hearing Wednesday
WHAT: Iowa Board of Pharmacy hearing on medical marijuana
WHO: Witnesses expected to testify include:
Dr. Joseph McSherry, neurologist at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vt., who has testified before Vermont's legislature and has extensive experience with Vermont's medical marijuana law. Scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Ed Hertko, retired internal medicine specialist from West Des Moines and founder of Camp Hertko Hollow, a residential camp for youth with diabetes. Scheduled to speak at 11:10 a.m.
Dr. Alan Koslow, vascular surgeon from West Des Moines and founding member of the Iowa Pain Institute, who served on the Governor's Task Force for Early Childhood Care and on the board of the American Diabetes Association. Scheduled to speak at 2:10 p.m.
Jeff Elton of Des Moines, who suffers from gastric paresis, causing severe nausea and vomiting.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Iowa State Historic Building (auditorium), 600 East Locust St., Des Moines.
To arrange interviews with the above witnesses or with Marijuana Policy Project staffers who can place Wednesday's hearing in a national context, contact MPP director of communications Bruce Mirken at 415-585-6404 or 202-215-4205.