Iowans for Medical Marijuana
Post Office Box 4091 * Des Moines, Iowa 50333 * 515-288-5798

August 17, 1996

Dale R. Woolery
Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa
2nd Floor Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Dear Dale,

Enclosed are letters from Allen Helmers and his doctor.  The letters are self-explanatory.  I'd appreciate anything you can do to help Allen, particularly by writing a letter to the Black Hawk County District Court pleading for mercy.  The address is 316 East 5th Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703.

Allen's case number and caption are: Case No. FECR047575, State of Iowa v. Helmers, Allen Douglass, PIN #483567994.

I've also enclosed a letter from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners explaining the history of Iowa's therapeutic marijuana research program.  Obviously, we'd like to see such a program re-instated in Iowa. : It appears that the previous one never got off the ground.  We would appreciate any support you can give us in the upcoming legislative session.

Finally, I've enclosed a letter that I wrote to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.  We would appreciate your help in asking Senator Harkin to support medical marijuana legislation in the U.S. Senate and to use his influence on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee to pressure the National Institute on Drug Abuse to allow the use of marijuana for medical research.

Thank you very much.


Carl E. Olsen