Public Meetings Set on Cannabis Oil Rules

DES MOINES, Iowa — On May 31st, Iowa lawmakers legalized a form of medical marijuana, but patients still can’t get the drug.

The Iowa Department of Health is still coming up with rules on how to administer the law. Under the law, cannabis oil can only be used by patients suffering from a severe form of epilepsy.

In order to legally possess the oil, patients must first receive a recommendation from a neurologist who has treated the patient for at least six months. The patient would then have to apply for a cannabis registration card.

Finally, because the state did not legalize the sale of the cannabis oil, the patient would have to find an out-of-state supplier.

Those rules will be the focus of a series of public meetings in a couple of weeks. All of these meetings will take place on the same day, August 26th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Ottumwa Regional Health Center, 1001 E. Pennsylvania, Ottumwa

North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Mason City

Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs

Sioux City Public Library, 529 Pierce Street, Sioux City

Davenport Public Library, 321 Main, Davenport

Lucas State Office Building, Sixth Floor, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines

 

The hearing will be accessible via conference call.

Dail-in: 1-866-685-1580

Pass code: 515-281-4355

For more information go to: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/MCARCP/

3 comments

  • Joe P.

    It seems this is just another case of Branstad saying one thing but doing another. We have got to get rid of him for true change in Iowa.

  • Kamandak

    This law ENCOURAGES families with special needs children to become drug traffickers in their choice of any bordering state. Any cannabis law that does not allow production and sale within Iowa is doing more harm than good.

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