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HF 2589 - Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD - Iowa Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the medical marijuana program to include severe autism and PTSD and caps the amount at 4.5 grams every 90 days.

Highlights:

 

  • Expands the medical marijuana program to include chronic pain, severe autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors, and PTSD (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a medical cannabidiol dispensary to dispense up to 4.5 grams of total tetrahydrocannabinol to a patient and the patient’s primary caregiver in a 90-day period (Sec. 20).

  • Authorizes a medical cannabidiol dispensary to dispense more than a combined total of 4.5 grams of total tetrahydrocannabinol to a patient and the patient’s primary caregiver in a 90-day period if either of the following apply (Sec. 20):

    • The health care practitioner who certified the patient to receive a medical cannabidiol registration card certifies that the patient’s debilitating medical condition is a terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year; or

    • The health care practitioner certifies that the patient has participated in the medical cannabidiol program and that the health care practitioner has determined that 4.5 grams of total tetrahydrocannabinol in a 90-day period is insufficient to treat the patient’s medical condition.

  • Authorizes an observational study with patients and health care practitioners in order to study the effectiveness of medical cannabidiol in the treatment of debilitating medical conditions (Sec. 24).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (52-48) - (Key vote)
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Title: Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD

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

Vote to pass a bill that expands the medical marijuana program to include severe autism and PTSD and caps the amount at 4.5 grams every 90 days.

Highlights:

 

  • Expands the medical marijuana program to include chronic pain, severe autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors, and PTSD (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a medical cannabidiol dispensary to dispense up to 4.5 grams of total tetrahydrocannabinol to a patient and the patient’s primary caregiver in a 90-day period (Sec. 20).

  • Authorizes a medical cannabidiol dispensary to dispense more than a combined total of 4.5 grams of total tetrahydrocannabinol to a patient and the patient’s primary caregiver in a 90-day period if either of the following apply (Sec. 20):

    • The health care practitioner who certified the patient to receive a medical cannabidiol registration card certifies that the patient’s debilitating medical condition is a terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than one year; or

    • The health care practitioner certifies that the patient has participated in the medical cannabidiol program and that the health care practitioner has determined that 4.5 grams of total tetrahydrocannabinol in a 90-day period is insufficient to treat the patient’s medical condition.

  • Authorizes an observational study with patients and health care practitioners in order to study the effectiveness of medical cannabidiol in the treatment of debilitating medical conditions (Sec. 24).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expands the Medical Marijuana Program to Include Severe Autism and PTSD

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