Iowa lawmakers are moving closer to approving a narrowly tailored bill that would legalize medical cannabis oil.
A Senate committee approved the bill on Wednesday.
The oil can be used to treat children who suffer from seizures.
Supporters say the bill offers a new form of treatment for kids without the risk of abuse by others.
“A low THC form of cannabis that would provide, has provided, is providing benefits to these kids with uncontrolled seizures so that’s really the focus. It’s not something you can smoke, it’s not something that people will get high on,” State Sen. Joe Bolkcom said.
The bill could come up for debate as soon as Thursday in the Senate.
Governor Branstad has said he would consider supporting this narrow bill.