Iowa Committee Votes to Reschedule Cannabis, Legalize its Medical Cultivation and Distribution

Iowa’s bipartisan, bicameral Cannabidiol Implementation Study Committee has voted in support of legalizing theiowa distribution and private cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. The committee also voted to recommend that the federal government and the Iowa Board of Pharmacy reschedule cannabis away from its current scheduling (schedule 1) which declares it as dangerous as heroin and other hard drugs.

The committee of five Republicans and five Democrats was established in response to a law which took effect in Iowa on July 1st; the law legalized the possession and use of cannabidiol for those with seizure disorders, though the law established no means for a patient to obtain the medicine legally.

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