CANNABIS OIL: Governor Signs Bill

Governor Branstad signing the bill narrowly legalizing the use of cannabis oil at the end of May

Governor Branstad signing the bill narrowly legalizing the use of cannabis oil at the end of May

Governor Branstad has signed a historic piece of legislation that legalizes the use of cannabis oil.

It takes affect July 1st.

A group of Iowa mothers were behind the push to legalize cannabis oil. They wanted the medicine to treat epilepsy and the multiple seizures it causes in their children.

Under the law parents will first need a recommendation from a neurologist in order to get the cannabis oil. It will only be prescribed in cases where anti-seizure medications have failed to work.

Patients will also need a recommendation from a neurologist in order to get a permit to buy the cannabis oil.

The governor has spent the past two weeks reviewing the legislation.

“I think we were very concerned about unexpected cons. But I think the very limited law we passed is designed to help people with epilepsy and this gives them some hope,” the governor said.

The bill now goes to a rules committee and the Department of Health.

5 comments

  • gimmieabreak

    Essentially it’s a law to appease during an election year but loaded with flaws.
    Braindead etal insinuate transporting this stuff is legal.
    – ya right, good luck going thru Nebraska.

    Braindead is the top puke but the stupid people of Iowa are easily conned & will re-elect this moron with another pass via his alcoholic OWI murdering son, just watch.

  • revraygreen (@revraygreen)

    sunrise sunset…medical marijuana will be legal in within 4 years nationwide. many states legal 21+. Please make sure Terrybull provides escort out of state/back to supervise the first run….let me know when the first drop of legal CBD oil hits Iowa

  • William Denison

    As a diaabled veteran it makes no sense that a fellow vet who served right next to me gets to have med cannabis but I dont cuz I live around a bunch of redneck hillbillies just a few miles away.

  • revraygreen (@revraygreen)

    can one EDITOR get it this RIGHT……..(Colorado law states that anyone wanting a medical card must have a permanent resident in Colorado.),

    I have a RED CARD, I am a Colorado resident. Colorado medical marijuana law,states I am not to leave the state with medical marijuana product, let’s be clear on. this.

    from Des Moines Register “The bill, which takes effect July 1, will prevent Iowa prosecution of families who purchase the special marijuana extract in other states, such as Colorado.”.

  • revraygreen (@revraygreen)

    Exodus 9 :11-35
    11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians. 12 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said to Moses. 13 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me,

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