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HF 524 - Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana - Iowa Key Vote

Mike Sexton voted Yea (Concurrence Vote With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (33-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes.

Highlights:
  • Requires the state to modify their schedule of controlled substances if the federal Food and Drug Administration or the Drug Enforcement Administration does so for medical marijuana products (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes individuals to knowingly possess, recommend, use, dispense, deliver, transport, or administer medical marijuana if a neurologist or primary care physician recommends it in accordance with Iowa law (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the Pharmaceutical Board to enter into an agreement with a prescription database or monitoring program operated in any state for the mutual exchange of information (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies the following debilitating conditions for which healthcare practitioners can recommend medical marijuana (Sec. 5):

    • Cancer or terminal illnesses that produces severe or chronic pain, nausea or vomiting, or severe wasting;

    • Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms;

    • Seizures, including epileptic seizures;

    • AIDS or HIV;

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis;

    • Crohn’s disease;

    • Parkinson’s; or

    • Untreatable pain.

  • Specifies that prior to a patient’s submission of an application for a medical marijuana registration card, a health care practitioner must provide explanatory information about the therapeutic use of medical marijuana and the possible risks, benefits, and side effects of the proposed treatment (Sec. 6).

  • Requires a yearly evaluation to determine whether a patient still qualifies to receive medical marijuana (Sec. 6).

  • Establishes the following eligibility requirements for receiving medical marijuana (Sec. 7):

    • At least 18 years of age;

    • Permanent residency in Iowa;

    • Written certification from a healthcare practitioner;

    • Completed application with the Medical Cannabidiol Boardt

    • Registration fee of $100 paid to the Department of Public Health;

    • No prior convictions of disqualifying felony offenses.

  • Specifies that primary caregivers who administer medical marijuana products also require registration cards (Sec. 7).

  • Establishes the Medical Cannabidiol Board, which will convene 2 to 4 times per year and consists of 8 practitioners representing the fields of neurology, pain management, oncology, psychiatry, pediatrics, family medicine, pharmacy, and law enforcement (Sec. 8).

  • Authorizes the Department of Health to select and license up to 2 medical marijuana manufacturers and providers within the state (Sec. 9).

  • Requires medical marijuana manufacturers to contract with the state hygienic laboratory at the University of Iowa to perform spot-check testing on its products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits more than 1 medical marijuana manufacturer from operating as a dispensary at the same physical location (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits the manufacture of edible marijuana products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries from sharing office space with, referring patients to, or having any financial relationships with healthcare practitioners (Sec. 11).

  • Authorizes medical marijuana products that are not available in this state to be obtained from an out-of-state source if a written certification from a healthcare practitioner is present (Sec. 16).

  • Establishes reciprocity with all other states that allow out-of-state patients to possess or use medical marijuana in their jurisdiction (Sec. 21).

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (83-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that authorizes the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes.

Highlights:
  • Requires the state to modify their schedule of controlled substances if the federal Food and Drug Administration or the Drug Enforcement Administration does so for medical marijuana products (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes individuals to knowingly possess, recommend, use, dispense, deliver, transport, or administer medical marijuana if a neurologist or primary care physician recommends it in accordance with Iowa law (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the Pharmaceutical Board to enter into an agreement with a prescription database or monitoring program operated in any state for the mutual exchange of information (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies the following debilitating conditions for which healthcare practitioners can recommend medical marijuana (Sec. 5):

    • Cancer or terminal illnesses that produces severe or chronic pain, nausea or vomiting, or severe wasting;

    • Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms;

    • Seizures, including epileptic seizures;

    • AIDS or HIV;

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis;

    • Crohn’s disease;

    • Parkinson’s; or

    • Untreatable pain.

  • Specifies that prior to a patient’s submission of an application for a medical marijuana registration card, a health care practitioner must provide explanatory information about the therapeutic use of medical marijuana and the possible risks, benefits, and side effects of the proposed treatment (Sec. 6).

  • Requires a yearly evaluation to determine whether a patient still qualifies to receive medical marijuana (Sec. 6).

  • Establishes the following eligibility requirements for receiving medical marijuana (Sec. 7):

    • At least 18 years of age;

    • Permanent residency in Iowa;

    • Written certification from a healthcare practitioner;

    • Completed application with the Medical Cannabidiol Boardt

    • Registration fee of $100 paid to the Department of Public Health;

    • No prior convictions of disqualifying felony offenses.

  • Specifies that primary caregivers who administer medical marijuana products also require registration cards (Sec. 7).

  • Establishes the Medical Cannabidiol Board, which will convene 2 to 4 times per year and consists of 8 practitioners representing the fields of neurology, pain management, oncology, psychiatry, pediatrics, family medicine, pharmacy, and law enforcement (Sec. 8).

  • Authorizes the Department of Health to select and license up to 2 medical marijuana manufacturers and providers within the state (Sec. 9).

  • Requires medical marijuana manufacturers to contract with the state hygienic laboratory at the University of Iowa to perform spot-check testing on its products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits more than 1 medical marijuana manufacturer from operating as a dispensary at the same physical location (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits the manufacture of edible marijuana products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries from sharing office space with, referring patients to, or having any financial relationships with healthcare practitioners (Sec. 11).

  • Authorizes medical marijuana products that are not available in this state to be obtained from an out-of-state source if a written certification from a healthcare practitioner is present (Sec. 16).

  • Establishes reciprocity with all other states that allow out-of-state patients to possess or use medical marijuana in their jurisdiction (Sec. 21).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (49-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the use of medical marijuana.

Highlights:
  • Requires the state to modify their schedule of controlled substances if the federal Food and Drug Administration or the Drug Enforcement Administration does so for medical marijuana products (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes individuals to knowingly possess, recommend, use, dispense, deliver, transport, or administer medical marijuana if a neurologist or primary care physician recommends it in accordance with Iowa law (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the Pharmaceutical Board to enter into an agreement with a prescription database or monitoring program operated in any state for the mutual exchange of information (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies the following debilitating conditions for which healthcare practitioners can recommend medical marijuana (Sec. 5):

    • Cancer or terminal illnesses that produces severe or chronic pain, nausea or vomiting, or severe wasting;

    • Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms;

    • Seizures, including epileptic seizures;

    • AIDS or HIV;

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis;

    • Crohn’s disease;

    • Parkinson’s; or

    • Untreatable pain.

  • Specifies that prior to a patient’s submission of an application for a medical marijuana registration card, a health care practitioner must provide explanatory information about the therapeutic use of medical marijuana and the possible risks, benefits, and side effects of the proposed treatment (Sec. 6).

  • Requires a yearly evaluation to determine whether a patient still qualifies to receive medical marijuana (Sec. 6).

  • Establishes the following eligibility requirements for receiving medical marijuana (Sec. 7):

    • At least 18 years of age;

    • Permanent residency in Iowa;

    • Written certification from a healthcare practitioner;

    • Completed application with the Medical Cannabidiol Boardt

    • Registration fee of $100 paid to the Department of Public Health;

    • No prior convictions of disqualifying felony offenses.

  • Specifies that primary caregivers who administer medical marijuana products also require registration cards (Sec. 7).

  • Establishes the Medical Cannabidiol Board, which will convene 2 to 4 times per year and consists of 8 practitioners representing the fields of neurology, pain management, oncology, psychiatry, pediatrics, family medicine, pharmacy, and law enforcement (Sec. 8).

  • Authorizes the Department of Health to select and license up to 2 medical marijuana manufacturers and providers within the state (Sec. 9).

  • Requires medical marijuana manufacturers to contract with the state hygienic laboratory at the University of Iowa to perform spot-check testing on its products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits more than 1 medical marijuana manufacturer from operating as a dispensary at the same physical location (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits the manufacture of edible marijuana products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries from sharing office space with, referring patients to, or having any financial relationships with healthcare practitioners (Sec. 11).

  • Authorizes medical marijuana products that are not available in this state to be obtained from an out-of-state source if a written certification from a healthcare practitioner is present (Sec. 16).

  • Establishes reciprocity with all other states that allow out-of-state patients to possess or use medical marijuana in their jurisdiction (Sec. 21).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (96-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the use of medical marijuana.

Highlights:
  • Requires the state to modify their schedule of controlled substances if the federal Food and Drug Administration or the Drug Enforcement Administration does so for medical marijuana products (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes individuals to knowingly possess, recommend, use, dispense, deliver, transport, or administer medical marijuana if a neurologist or primary care physician recommends it in accordance with Iowa law (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the Pharmaceutical Board to enter into an agreement with a prescription database or monitoring program operated in any state for the mutual exchange of information (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies the following debilitating conditions for which healthcare practitioners can recommend medical marijuana (Sec. 5):

    • Cancer or terminal illnesses that produces severe or chronic pain, nausea or vomiting, or severe wasting;

    • Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms;

    • Seizures, including epileptic seizures;

    • AIDS or HIV;

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis;

    • Crohn’s disease;

    • Parkinson’s; or

    • Untreatable pain.

  • Specifies that prior to a patient’s submission of an application for a medical marijuana registration card, a health care practitioner must provide explanatory information about the therapeutic use of medical marijuana and the possible risks, benefits, and side effects of the proposed treatment (Sec. 6).

  • Requires a yearly evaluation to determine whether a patient still qualifies to receive medical marijuana (Sec. 6).

  • Establishes the following eligibility requirements for receiving medical marijuana (Sec. 7):

    • At least 18 years of age;

    • Permanent residency in Iowa;

    • Written certification from a healthcare practitioner;

    • Completed application with the Medical Cannabidiol Boardt

    • Registration fee of $100 paid to the Department of Public Health;

    • No prior convictions of disqualifying felony offenses.

  • Specifies that primary caregivers who administer medical marijuana products also require registration cards (Sec. 7).

  • Establishes the Medical Cannabidiol Board, which will convene 2 to 4 times per year and consists of 8 practitioners representing the fields of neurology, pain management, oncology, psychiatry, pediatrics, family medicine, pharmacy, and law enforcement (Sec. 8).

  • Authorizes the Department of Health to select and license up to 2 medical marijuana manufacturers and providers within the state (Sec. 9).

  • Requires medical marijuana manufacturers to contract with the state hygienic laboratory at the University of Iowa to perform spot-check testing on its products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits more than 1 medical marijuana manufacturer from operating as a dispensary at the same physical location (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits the manufacture of edible marijuana products (Sec. 10).

  • Prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries from sharing office space with, referring patients to, or having any financial relationships with healthcare practitioners (Sec. 11).

  • Authorizes medical marijuana products that are not available in this state to be obtained from an out-of-state source if a written certification from a healthcare practitioner is present (Sec. 16).

  • Establishes reciprocity with all other states that allow out-of-state patients to possess or use medical marijuana in their jurisdiction (Sec. 21).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana

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