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Medical Cannabis patients deliver petition to Iowa Governor

Posted: 12:10 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 13:10:50-04
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Iowa medical cannabis patients will hand-deliver a petition with over 1,500 signatures to Governor Kim Reynolds on Thursday. The petition urges Reynolds to sign a bill that would improve Iowa's medical cannabis program.

The bill would replace the three percent THC cap and be replaced with a limit of 25g over 90 days, allowing much more effective formulations while maintaining a responsible purchasing limit.

Physician Assistants and Advanced Registered Nurse Practictioners will be able to certify patients. Currently, only doctors can certify as there are no prescriptions.

The bill would also improve the pain definition. The approved condition for "untreatable" pain would change to "severe or chronic" pain, an important distinction allowing doctors to be more confident in certifying.