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Med Pharm to Indroduce Vaping Products, HWY 2 Reopens


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Iowa Highway 2 from Interstate-29 in southwest Iowa to the Missouri River is now reopened to traffic.

The area was closed since late May because of flooding from the river and had been closed for all but eight days between mid-March and late May.  

The Iowa Department of Transportation said in a news release traffic will move in both directions using the westbound lanes of the highway. This limit will be in place until officials figure out a long term solution for Highway-2 to deal with future flooding.

The state board that oversees Iowa’s medical cannabis industry has declined to add any new conditions to the list of approved uses.

The Medical Cannabidiol Board today denied petitions to approve anxiety and schizophrenia. A decision whether to approve post-traumatic stress disorder was delayed until November.

MedPharm, the company that manufactures medical marijuana in Iowa is introducing a line of medical cannabis vapor products that will soon be available.  MedPharm has a dispensary in Sioux City. 

MedPharm Iowa’s Lucas Nelson says this will give patients a new option. He told Radio Iowa that the vaping option could be helpful for those patients that suffer from things like ulcerative colitis and chron’s disease where they may not be able to absorb canaboids that they swallow.  

The US military is conducting wide-area surveillance tests across six midwest states, including Iowa and South Dakota,  using experimental high-altitude balloons, according to the UK newspaper the Guardian.  

Up to 25 unmanned solar-powered balloons are being launched from rural South Dakota and drifting 250 miles through an area spanning portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri, before concluding in central Illinois. The ACLU of South Dakota says the technology could violate the privacy of all South Dakotans.

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