Iowa House Panel Votes to Advance Medical Marijuana Bill

Iowa House Panel Votes to Advance Medical Marijuana Bill #HSB132 #MMJ

  • On Feb. 21, 2017, the Iowa House Public Safety Committee voted to advance HSB 132, a bill that would slightly expand the state’s limited medical marijuana program and leave room for further expansion down the road.
  • Under current law in Iowa, patients suffering from intractable seizures have the legal right to possess marijuana-derived cannabidiol oil but there is no mechanism in place for them to obtain it legally.
  • Introduced by Public Safety Committee Chair Rep. Clel Baudler, HSB 132 would replace the existing law and introduce regulations that would allow for the cultivation, processing and sale of medical marijuana.
  • Although the bill makes no mention of limiting the amount of THC in the medical marijuana grown, the bill only permits patients to use cannabidiol oil.
  • Speaking with The Des Moines Register, Public Safety Committee member Rep. Jarad Klein said that he intends to have HSB 132 approved by a full committee by the end of the week, ensuring that it meets the legislative deadline for full consideration by the legislature.

On Feb. 21, 2017, the Iowa House Public Safety Committee voted to advance HSB 132, a bill that would slightly expand the state’s limited medical marijuana

@MJINews: Iowa House Panel Votes to Advance Medical Marijuana Bill #HSB132 #MMJ

On Feb. 21, 2017, the Iowa House Public Safety Committee voted to advance HSB 132, a bill that would slightly expand the state’s limited medical marijuana program and leave room for further expansion down the road.

Under current law in Iowa, patients suffering from intractable seizures have the legal right to possess marijuana-derived cannabidiol oil but there is no mechanism in place for them to obtain it legally. Passed in 2014, the law is set to expire in July of this year with no replacement ready to take its place.

Introduced by Public Safety Committee Chair Rep. Clel Baudler, HSB 132 would replace the existing law and introduce regulations that would allow for the cultivation, processing and sale of medical marijuana.

Although the bill makes no mention of limiting the amount of THC in the medical marijuana grown, the bill only permits patients to use cannabidiol oil.

Also included in the bill is a provision allowing for the inclusion of other debilitating conditions. If passed, new conditions would be recommended by University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine and approved by the Iowa state legislature.

Speaking with The Des Moines Register, Public Safety Committee member Rep. Jarad Klein said that he intends to have HSB 132 approved by a full committee by the end of the week, ensuring that it meets the legislative deadline for full consideration by the legislature.

Iowa House Panel Votes to Advance Medical Marijuana Bill

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