Iowa Senate Bill Would Allow More Potent Medical Marijuana

A Senate committee voted to eliminate the cap on THC content.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa lawmakers may vote on a bill on medical marijuana in the coming days, although it's unclear if there's enough time before the session ends.

A Senate committee voted 11-3 on Monday to advance a bill to eliminate a cap on THC in the cannabis oil that goes on sale Dec. 1 in five Iowa dispensaries. THC is the compound associated with marijuana's psychoactive effects.

The bill would also exempt cannabis oil from sales tax and expand eligible medical conditions to any that a doctor says is medically beneficial.

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