Proposed bill would raise THC levels of medical marijuana

Iowa News

Republicans and Democrats are working together in an effort to reform medical marijuana legislation in the state. 

Currently, the maximum level of  THC allowed is 3 percent. However, a bill that’s been proposed would raise that number to 13 percent. 

“Typically, the last several years we have waited until the last minute to put out a medical cannabis bill that’s not going to happen this year,” said Sen. Brad Zaun (R – Urbandale). 

A higher level of allowed THC would mean more availability for Iowans suffering from a variety of medical conditions.

“What we want to see is people able to trust the program in Iowa more and more and actually address their needs,” said Sen. Nate Boulton (D – Des Moines). 

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