An update on Cannabis in Iowa. Iowa used to have a state motto of " Iowa a place to grow" not sure our current motto but I offer one close to the truthPlease email and suggest perhaps
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Governor of Iowa Vetoes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Citing Healthy Safety Concerns
she cited concerns such as the “health and safety” of Iowans............
....If the bill were signed, it would have allowed for a high amount of THC for patients who were terminally ill. It would have allowed, among other things, for felons to become patients in the program
Senator Claire Celsi tweeted about the veto, stating
“I’m very disappointed (actually, quite pissed) that Governor Reynolds ignored the vast majority of people in Iowa who want the medical cannabis law modified to help more sick and suffering Iowans. Her veto today was simply unconscionable.”
Why we asked Gov. Reynolds to veto expanded medical cannabis
Flora Schmidt, Guest columnist
he Iowa Behavioral Health Association is the statewide association and leading voice for substance use disorder and mental health treatment and prevention. We take this goal and our work seriously and as such we thank Gov. Kim Reynolds for taking the advice of her Medical Cannabidiol Advisory Board and vetoing House File 732 relating to medical cannabidiol (CBD).
But as addiction professionals who work with thousands of Iowans afflicted with substance use disorders daily, we simply could not support the elevated levels of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC that the Legislature proposed in this bill. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gets people high and the element that leads to so many Iowans developing a marijuana use disorder.
Most importantly, we can support the change of the 3% THC cap to a more reasonable 4.5 grams every 90 days for adults and a restriction for pediatric patients to products with a 20:1 ratio of CBD to THC, as well as dosage based upon their weight.
Flora A. Schmidt serves as the executive director for the Iowa Behavioral Health Association.
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