Medical Marijuana, E-Cigarette Rules Among Laws Taking Effect

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:  A host of new laws are scheduled to take effect in Iowa on Tuesday. Here is a look at some of them.

Medical Marijuana

THE LAW: Iowa parents with children suffering from severe epilepsy will be able to access cannabis oil as a treatment option.

WHAT IT DOES: The law legalizes the possession and medical use under certain conditions of cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana that backers say possesses a wide range of therapeutic benefits. The measure gives prosecutorial immunity to people who possess cannabidiol, a non-smokable oil extract of marijuana with a low THC level to treat seizures. Patients or their caregivers are required to obtain a state-issued registration card to possess the drug and to have a neurologist’s recommendation to obtain the license.

 

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