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Defining 'Unborn Person' and Stronger Medical Marijuana

AP Photo/Julio Cortez
In this Friday, March 22, 2019 photo, Paige Dellafave-DeRosa, a processing supervisor at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., clips leaves off marijuana buds.

Bills exploring medical marijuana and the definition of an "unborn person" are up for discussion at the Iowa Statehouse. 

During this episode of River to River, we take a look at a Senate bill that could further define criminal charges for a nonconsensual termination of pregnancy and discuss a House bill that could expand the program for medical cannabis in the state. 


  • Sen. Jake Chapman, R - Adel
  • Sen. Janet Petersen, D - Des Moines
  • Rep. Jarad Klein, R - Keota
  • Rep. John Forbes, D - Urbandale
  • Sen. Tom Greene, R - Burlington
  • Jason Karimi, Executive Director of Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River