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CANNABIS OIL: House Committee Approves Bill

A bill that would make the medical use of cannabis oil legal in Iowa has been approved by a House committee and is now eligible for debate on the House floor.

The committee approved three amendments to the bill originally passed by the Senate. They would restrict the amount of oil a patient could purchase, allow secondary caretakers to apply for a temporary permit to administer the medication, and have the University of Iowa conduct a study on the effectiveness of cannabis oil.

Backers of the bill say the medication can help those with seizure disorders better than traditional medication.

The bill could be debated in the House as early as Tuesday afternoon. If it passes it would need to go back to the Senate for the amendments to be voted on.

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