House Bill Makes Changes In Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Program

Des Moines, Iowa — A bill to let more potent medical marijuana products be sold in Iowa has cleared initial review in the Iowa House, but the bill also would limit the total amount of THC patients could be sold over a 90 day period.

Representative John Forbes, a Democrat from Urbandale, says some patients are already taking more THC over a three-month period than the bill would allow.

Governor Reynolds vetoed a bill last year after members of a state advisory board raised objections. THIS bill would implement the board’s latest recommendation, a limit of four-and-a-half grams of THC over 90 days. Republican Representative Jarad Klein of Keota says he’ll keep discussing the THC limit with the advisory board and the governor.

The bill is now eligible for consideration in a House committee. Under the state’s medical cannabis program, there are licensed growers, producers and sellers of medical marijuana to Iowans with a limited number of medical condition like Multiple Sclerosis and chronic epilepsy.

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