Iowa House passes bill that makes changes to medical marijuana law

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DES MOINES – All but three members of the Iowa House voted for a bill that would make changes to Iowa’s medical marijuana program.

On Tuesday, the Iowa House voted 96-3 on a bill that would alter Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program. Among the changes, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners would be allowed to recommend patients for medical marijuana products; the three percent THC cap would be lifted, and certain restrictions barring some Iowa felons would be lifted if they wanted to receive a medical cannabis card.

The three percent THC cap would be replaced with 25 grams in a 90-day period. Iowa’s medical marijuana program, under this piece of legislation, would continue to expand. Since the law was enacted, the list of medical conditions eligible for medical cannabidiol has grown, as well as the forms of products.

The bill now heads to the Iowa Senate.

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