Iowa Medical Cannabis Bill Becomes Law

A bill to legalize the cannabis compound cannabidiol for medical purposes, which was signed into law by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on Maycannarx 31st, officially takes effect today, July 1st.

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.

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Iowa Governor Says He’ll Sign Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

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 kccicompound 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.

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Iowa House Committee Passes Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts

Iowa’s House Public Safety Committee has voted in favor of Senate File 2360, a measure to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes. The measure has already passed the state’s full Senate.

A bottle of tincture made from cannabis extracts.
A bottle of tincture made from cannabis extracts.

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.

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Iowa Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

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.iowa

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.

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