On March 26 members of the Iowa Senate voted to establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program seeking relief from debilitating diseases and conditions. “This is a very important bill,” said Sen. Bill Dotzler, D-Waterloo, before a 9-5 vote by the Senate Ways and Means Committee that would authorize the production and dispensing of medical cannabis for expanded uses and medical conditions. “People’s lives, I believe, are at stake and their health and well-being is at stake.”