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The Best Dispensaries in Iowa

Every state in the United States has undergone drastic changes when it comes to laws around marijuana. Some states have completely legalized marijuana usage for both medical and recreational purposes while others are still on their way to decriminalized marijuana. Iowa has not been left behind in this quest.

Iowa is stricter when it comes to recreational marijuana. If you are found in possession of even a small amount of weed, you will be charged with a misdemeanour crime! However, there are many states that arrest you if you are found in possession of weed multiple times. In the case of Iowa, it will just be considered as a misdemeanour but not as a felony!

One may wonder, what is legal in Iowa when it comes to Marijuana. Cannabis is completely legal if it is taken for medical purposes. When it comes to medical marijuana, you will be allowed to take Cannabidiol (CBD). In addition to the CBD, you can even take 3% or less of THC oil or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol oil. But, before you can buy any of these permitted forms of marijuana, you must most certainly be eligible for it.

Who Are Eligible for Legal Marijuana in Iowa?

In order for you to be eligible for legal marijuana, you must qualify first. If you suffer from any one of the following ailments, you are eligible to consume medical marijuana.

– Cancer
– Glaucoma
– Hepatitis C
– Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Seizures
– Crohn’s Disease
– Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
– Nail-Patella
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Glaucoma
– Ulcerative Colitis
– Tourette’s Syndrome
– Rheumatoid Arthritis
– Chronic disease or debilitating medical condition,
– Medical condition who’s treatment gives you tremendously, Intractable pain
– Any chronic or debilitating medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
– Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
– Severe nausea
– Certain seizures
– Certain muscle spasms
– Terminal illnesses
– All the medical conditions or the treatment that is approved by the Department of Public Health

There are many ailments that are being added in addition to the above ones on a regular basis. The medical marijuana advisory board takes care of everything related to marijuana in Iowa.

In addition to having one of the above-listed ailments, you must also qualify with the following conditions:
– You must be a resident of Iowa
– You must be able to produce a valid Iowa I.D. or proof of residency
– You must get medical records that prove that you have one of the above ailments
– You must also have written documentation that you are a qualified patient. You must get it only from a licensed physician
– Get the approval by the State of Iowa by getting a Medical Marijuana Card

At first, when marijuana was legalized in Iowa, patients had great difficulty of getting their hands on legal marijuana. There were no dispensaries in Iowa that sold medical marijuana. That meant patients had to turn to neighboring states for marijuana. However, interstate transfer of marijuana is illegal as it is a Schedule I controlled drug.

But when the governor agreed with House File 524 in 2017, the patients had a reason to rejoice. Now various companies can produce and sell Cannabis in Iowa after they get approved by the Department of Public Health.

Licensed Dispensaries Around Iowa

The State has five dispensaries around Iowa that are licensed to serve marijuana to the patients. Iowa’s first ever licensed medical store that can sell medical marijuana is MedPharma Iowa.

Every dispensary is serving their patients with marijuana in three different forms – creams, capsules, and tinctures. Tincture comprises of crushed CBD mixed with Palm oil and coconut oil to maximize the medical value.

According to the reports produced by the Iowa Department of Public Health, there are not many people who have received their Medical Marijuana Card. A lot of people are still waiting for their turn to receive the required medical marijuana to heal their ailments. Therefore, pleas are being made to open more and more dispensaries.

The dispensaries that are currently open for patients with medical marijuana card are:

– MedPharma Iowa
Located at 5700 Sunnybrook Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106

– Have A Heart Compassionate Care
Located at 3615 9th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 51501

– MedPharm Iowa
Located at 7229 Apple Valley Drive, Windsor Heights, IA 50324

– Iowa Cannabis Company
Located at 1955 La Porte Road, Waterloo, IA 50702

– Have A Heart Compassionate Care
Located at 2222 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA 52807

Before the clinic of MedPharma was opened, people would queue up to get themselves checked to see if they are eligible for medical weed. So, without any products around, the staff had a chance to get a first-hand experience on patients and understand their ailments.

MedPharma is the only plant located in Iowa that manufactures various marijuana medical products for all the dispensaries. The plant is located in the Des Moines area. In this plant, you will find marijuana being grown, cultivated, products manufactured and they are packed and made ready to be sent to all the dispensaries.…

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Benefits Of Vitamin D

For many years older women have been advised by their physicians to take calcium and vitamin D pills to protect their bones as they age.

But according to the latest and the biggest research ever conducted to examine the value of that timeworn advice, calcium and vitamin D pills provide only limited protection. They failed to protect against most fractures in the mostly low-risk female patients.

At the same time, the supplements seemed to protect against hip breaks among women over 60 years of age and those taking the pills faithfully.

The research is “not as ringing an endorsement of calcium as one might like,” said one of the investigators, Dr. Norman Lasser at New Jersey Medical School.

But still, he and other experts are encouraging women to carry on taking the supplements anyway.

“We don’t want to send the message to people to throw away their calcium pills, which was my wife’s first reaction,” Lasser said.

“We still do believe … that maintaining an adequate calcium intake will lay the foundation for bone health,” said the lead author, Dr. Rebecca Jackson, at Ohio State University.

The findings of the study were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. They are a long-awaited offshoot of a big national research of diet and hormone therapy known as the Women’s Health Initiative.

The result influences great number of people as about 10 million Americans have bones prone to breakage due to osteoporosis. 50% of women will suffer such a fracture during their lives. For women over 50 years of age, federal guidelines recommend 1,200 milligrams of bone-building calcium and 400-600 international units of vitamin D per day from diet and some supplements if necessary.

The seven-year research of 36,282 women ages 50 to 79 gave half of the participants 1,000mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin D, while the other half took imitation of pills.

However, many women also were taking their own supplements before the study began and they were allowed to carry on doing so, whether they were assigned to the test group or the comparison group. These additional supplements may have helped them stay healthy but ironically diluted the results, as any benefit is harder to show against a backdrop of fewer fractures. What’s more, women in the research were taking hormone pills, which probably further cut the number of fractures.

The research demonstrated better hip bone density in the group given supplements, but they ranked no better statistically in avoiding fractures of all kinds.

However, some benefit seemed obvious. Women over 60 years of age decreased their likelyhood of hip fracture by 21% with the supplements. Those taking their supplements most regularly reduced their risk by 29%.

“There’s probably a small benefit,” said Dr. Joel Finkelstein of Massachusetts General Hospital, who wrote an editorial to accompany the research. “It’s a good start, but women at higher risk need to know it’s not enough.”

The meaning of the negative finding was downplayed by many experts. Dr. Bess Dawson-Hughes, a Tufts University vitamin expert who helped shape the dietary guidelines, said they should remain unchanged for now.

“You put people who don’t need it together with people who aren’t taking it, and you find nothing, and that really isn’t all that surprising,” she said.

Some scientists claimed that the effect would have been even clearer with higher doses of vitamin D, perhaps up to 1,000 units a day. The vitamin helps the body absorb calcium and promotes muscle health, reducing falls.

The research revealed a remarkable side effect with the diet supplements: a 17% increase in the risk of kidney stones. But several physicians downplayed that risk, saying hip fractures are typically worse than kidney stones.

According to doctors, the research indicates that women at higher risk of fracture, whose tests demonstrate lost bone density, likely require more than diet supplements. They may require osteoporosis medications.…

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Dealing With Your Appetite – Three Simple Steps

Have you ever had a day where you haven’t had problems with your appetite? Join the club! Millions of people trying to lose weight have had the same problem every day. And most of those are giving in to their problems with over eating.

Here is some good news. By implementing three simple steps, you can greatly improve your problems with appetite.

  •  Exercise. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You have heard this one until your eyes cross, but listen to this.Research has shown that people who have an extreme workout every day have an increased appetite. Obviously that is not what you want.
  • Research has also shown that people who do not exercise have an increased appetite. That is worse because not only do you tend to eat more, but you don’t use the calories.
  • The same studies have shown that people who are not sedentary (couch potatoes) have less of an appetite.
  • So, what this means is that if you do a reasonable amount of exercise, you will actually decrease the amount of hunger you feel. So, if you have trouble resisting your hunger, this is a great tool. Don’t miss this one!
  • Here are some simple things to do to increase your exercise and not really notice it.
  • Park farther from the front door – Do this not only at the store, but at home. Those extra steps will start melting the fat! Don’t buy that riding mower! Studies have actually shown an increased incidence of heart attacks and other health problems just with that one change. Stick with the old push type lawn mower. You will be better off.
  • Take the time for a short brisk walk twice a day and faithfully do it. This might be a bit harder. I have trouble with doing this myself. But there are many benefits to it. Doing it early in the morning will get you going better than any caffeine drink. You will be thinking clearer and be ready for all the other tasks of the day. Then, doing it about an hour before bedtime will help you sleep. If you get a bit tired physically, you will be able to relax easier and drift off to sleep.
  • That wasn’t too hard was it?
  •  OK, this one might be meddling. But here goes.
  • Increase the amount of fiber in your foods. Before you toss a book at me, check this out. Fiber is a valuable part of your diet. You might ask why you even need something that goes right through you. Well, that is actually the key – it goes right through you.
  • If you don’t digest and absorb something, you won’t have to get rid of it some other way! So, here is what you are doing. You are satisfying your hunger with something that will not increase your calorie intake. Pretty cool really.
  • Now, consider these added benefits:
  • Increasing fiber in your diet will also help you with some other problems you might be having – regularity. Having constipation or diarrhea? This is a key to preventing or improving those problems.
  • Increasing fiber in your diet will move the food through your bowel at a faster rate – that will give you less time to absorb the calories that you actually do eat. Could you use something that decreases your calorie intake even though you eat them? Can’t lose!
  • Here are some easy ways to pick up some increased fiber without sacrificing your enjoyment of food.
  • First of all one caveat – you might think that stringy meat has fiber – WRONG! The stringy fibers in meat are all digestible and part of your calorie intake. Meat will not help. In fact it actually decreases the rate of food passage.
  • Now for the foods with lots of fiber – fruit, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (that’s beans for most of us). If you need fast food, there are many prepackaged small portions of many fruits. You can buy small cans of things like corn, peas, beets and other vegetables. And yes, beans – who cares if you are a bit musical?
  • Actually, if you cook your own beans, just add a bit of meat tenderizer and you will decrease your tendency to, ahem, break wind.
  •  Here is a big one. Increase your fluid intake. And not just any fluid. Water.

First the benefits:

By drinking a lot of water, you will keep your stomach full and you won’t get hungry as easily.

Lots of water will help the fiber to do its job. It will keep your stool on the soft side and moving through your bowels at a good clip.

By drinking water – not juice or soda pop – you will cut down on up to 30% of your calorie intake. Did you know that about 30% of the average American diet comes from soda pop? Pretty weird eh?

Now the downside.

Lots of us don’t like water. In fact, we would rather drink lemon juice.

One thing you can do is flavor it just a bit. Use a squeeze of lemon or lime in it. Add just a bit of non-sugar kool aid type mix. Better yet, invest in a water purifier or water filter. You won’t be sorry. Try out several brands and pick the one that gives the best tasting water. Then drink up.

There you have it. Three easy ways to deal with your appetite. And I didn’t even talk about your strong will. Give them a try. I think you will be surprised by the results.…

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Recipes / Food Choices – What Do You Prefer?

Humans have a taste for the sweet things in life and cookies certainly help fulfil that need to sate our so-called sweet tooth. Since we began to use fire and cook our food we have experimented and evolved not only our cuisine and our preparation but also the appetites that help to drive the passion we have for food. One part of this culinary journey is the pursuit of luxurious cakes, pastries and of course cookies.

We all now eat and love chicken, from our roasted meals to fried chicken specials and chicken salad combinations it is eaten daily. Chicken is the meat derived from the domestic chicken, which is a type of domesticated fowl. There are more chickens in the world than any other bird and most are specifically bred as food.

Smoothies are a drink made from fresh fruit and fruit juices, which are blended with crushed ice, frozen fruit, or frozen yogurt. These blended and chilled sweet beverages have become very popular in recent years but have been around quite a long time, they are enjoyed all over the world and can be found in many shops and supermarkets.

Most of us have eaten Italian food at some time and although it may have been from a local take away or bought from a store and that it was possibly Pizza, pasta or spaghetti bolognaise we believe we have tasted authentic Italian food.

Soup is eaten or drank daily by millions of people all over the world and is an established part of the human diet. It can be made in many different ways and with many different ingredients and it can be piping hot or ice cold. It is usually a savoury liquid food that is made by combining numerous varied ingredients including meats vegetables, spices and herbs in hot water or what is called stock until the flavour is extracted and it forms a broth.

Mexican food has become very popular and is enjoyed by millions of people all around the world. It is known for its varied flavours, rich colours and of course the use of a variety of hot spices and the world famous chilies. It is a favourite of many people not only for main course meals and snacks but also for out door meals such as picnics and barbeques.…

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Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo

Seafood Fettuccine is always a crowd favorite. Any pasta Alfredo recipe is easy to prepare making it a great choice for family and friends. The Alfredo sauce can be made several days in advance, so when it comes time to make the meal it’s a breeze. Once you master the sauce, you can use any type of protein, vegetable or pasta you desire. Giving you and endless variety of meals for the future.

Serves 4-6

  • 16 ea Prawns (31-35 count)
  • 8 oz. Bay scallops
  • 1 cup Flour – all purpose
  • 12 oz. Fish (choice of salmon, cod, halibut) – cut into 1” pieces
  • 8 oz. Clams
  • 6 oz. Mussels
  • 3 oz. White wine (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. Pepper
  • 1 lb Fettuccine – dry then cooked al dente
  • ½ cup Parmesan – shredded
  • 4 Tbsp. Red bell pepper – diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh parsley – chopped
  • 4 cups Alfredo sauce – recipe follows

Heat oil in a large sauce or sauté pan on medium high heat until hot. Season prawns, scallops and fish with salt and pepper then dredge in flour. Add to the pan and cook until about half way done. Add clams and mussels and continue cooking until they open up.

Remove clams and mussels from pan and deglaze pan with white wine. Add fettuccine and alfredo sauce and cook until hot and sauce coats the pasta. Transfer to a serving dish and top with clams and mussels, then garnish with parmesan, diced peppers and parsley.

Note: Do not use any clams or mussels that are already open before cooking or won’t open when cooked.

Alfredo sauce

Yields 4 cup

6 cups Heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ lb Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic – chopped
  • 1½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. White pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. White wine (optional)

1 cup Parmesan cheese – shredded
In a sauce pot over medium heat, cook the garlic and butter until soft. Add the heavy cream, wine, salt and pepper and reduce until a thin sauce consistency is achieved. Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.

Note: Whipping cream bubbles over very easily. Keep an eye on it. If it begins to boil over, reduce the heat.…

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Italian Ricotta Cheesecake

Here we gonna share the recipie for one of the most popular Italian desert i.e., Ricotta Cheesecake.


1 1/2 cups ground butter cookies
1/4 cup melted butter.

Press on bottom and sides of greased 11 X 7 pan.


3 yolks
1 lb. Ricotta cheese
2/3 cups evaporated milk
1/2-cup sugar
2 tbs. flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together.
Beat 3 egg whites until foamy.
Add 1/4-cup sugar.
Beat stiff. Fold into Filling.
Pour over crust.
Bake at 300 for 45 minutes.

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