Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Program Creates “Extra Burdens” For Families, Critics Say

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

IOWA:  Patients with severe epilepsy appreciate the medical cannabis oil program that Iowa lawmakers approved earlier this year — but they say its provisions create significant hurdles for those who want to use the program.

“I’d like to see the process made easier for the families,” Mount Vernon resident Keith Andrews said Tuesday. “They’re going through so much stress.”

Iowa residents provided input on the program during the 2014 legislative session Tuesday. The state law gives prosecutorial immunity to people in possession of cannabidiol, a non-smokable oil extract of marijuana with a low THC level, to treat severe epilepsy.




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