NEW LAWS: Branstad To Sign Medical Marijuana, HIV Bills

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On Friday afternoon Governor Branstad will sign two major pieces of legislation into law.

The first legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat children with seizure disorders in Iowa.

Under the law, parents will be able to fill prescriptions for the oil out of state and bring the product back to Iowa to use.

The second bill will change Iowa laws on HIV transmission.

Under current law a HIV positive person can be charged with a felony if they can’t prove they disclosed their status to a partner.

Under the new law a HIV positive person can only be charged with a felony if they intentionally try to infect a partner.

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