Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation June 29 that changes the THC cap in the state’s medical cannabis program, according to the Des Moines Register.
Last year, Reynolds vetoed a bill that would have allowed patients to purchase 25 grams of THC in a 90-day period, citing concerns that the limit was too high. This year’s legislation aligns with recommendations from the state’s Medical Cannabidiol Board, which is made up of physicians and law enforcement, the Des Moines Register reported.
The new law also adds qualifying conditions to Iowa’s medical cannabis program, according to the news outlet, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and “severe, intractable autism with self-injurious of aggressive behaviors.”
Physician assistants, podiatrists, advanced registered nurse practitioners and advanced practice registered nurses can now certify patients for medical cannabis under the new law, the Des Moines Register reported, although the law also adds cannabis or controlled substance use in the workplace as grounds to disqualify workers from unemployment benefits.