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