IOWA: Iowa is unlikely to expand its limited medical marijuana law soon, a leading legislator said.
“I think we made the changes that we made last year, and we’ll want to see how it works” before debating the issue further, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen said.
The Republican from Hiawatha said he doubted members of his party would want to take major steps on the issue in the 2015 session.
The Legislature last May passed a tightly limited bill that was supposed to allow families to obtain a marijuana extract to treat children with severe epilepsy. Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican who had long voiced skepticism about legalizing marijuana for any purpose, expressed sympathy for the families as he signed the bill into law.