Iowa House Passes New MMJ Guidelines – Good or Bad for the Program?
Iowa’s republican governor, Kim Reynolds, vetoed a bipartisan bill last year that would have changed Iowa’s medical cannabis limit from products with 3% or less THC to an overall cap of 25 grams of THC over 90 days. As the Des Moines Register reports, the governor stated at the time that the state must move with caution when considering expanding Iowa’s medical marijuana program.
Since the governor’s veto of the bipartisan bill last year, lawmakers have been working on a compromise bill that would be acceptable to Reynolds. The latest bill, passed by the house, would change Iowa’s 3% THC limit per product to a per-patient cap of 4.5 grams of THC over a 90-day period. State Democrats say the measure is a step backwards for the program and will result in many patients not getting the level of medication they need.