Iowa’s Senate, with a vote of 36 to 12, has approved Senate File 2360, a measure to legalize the cannabis compound cannabidiol for medical purposes.
Under the proposed law, which now heads to the state’s House of Representatives, cannabidiol will be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that, like the plant itself, has vast medical value. The measure authorizes the use of cannabidiol in non-smoking form such as oil and tincture.
Although the proposal clearly doesn’t go far enough to provide medical cannabis to those who could benefit from it, it’s stil a significant step forward that will benefit the lives of many.