The state medical board regulating Iowa’s medical marijuana program submitted a proposal asking state legislators to remove the cap on THC in products in favor of a purchase limit.
That move illustrates the hesitation among board members to expand the program without further knowledge of its potential impact.
Members of the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board approved a set of recommendations to state lawmakers ahead of the 2020 legislative session that includes a proposal to remove the 3 percent cap on THC in products and replace it with a purchase limit of 4.5 grams of THC over 90 days.
Under Iowa law, medical marijuana products must not contain more than 3 percent THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive component of cannabis.
Board member Dr. Stephen Richards, a Spirit Lake pharmacist and board member, charged Rep. John Forbes, D-Urbandale, who was present during the meeting, to pass the limit during the board meeting on Friday.
“Give us that policy,” Richards said in the meeting. “Put it in play and give ability us to provide (these products) to people, but know that we’re not potentially causing harm.”
He added, “Do the right thing and be careful about the THC you’re asking for.” [Read more at Times Republican]
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