Under the new law those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist and subsequently receive a registration card from the state’s Department of Public Health will be authorized to possess and use up to 32 ounces of cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, commonly referred to simply as CBD, is a nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced today on the public television program Iowa Press that he will sign Senate File 2360 into law next week, a proposal which legalizes the cannabis compound cannabidiol for those with epilepsy.
Under the proposed law, individuals who receive a recommendation from a neurologist and a registration card from Iowa’s Department of Public Health would be authorized to possess and use up to 32 ounces of cannabidiol.
If approved into law, Senate File 2360 would legalize low-THC cannabis extracts for those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist. Although smokable cannabis would remain illegal even for medical purposes, other methods of consumption – such as tinctures, oils and teas – would be authorized.
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.