Updated on January 21, 2020.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
The Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board
recommended adding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intellectual disability with aggression to the list
of conditions that can be treated with marijuana in the state. The
recommendation now goes to the Iowa Board of Medicine for final approval. The
Board voted against approving medical marijuana for opioid dependency and
The board also
recommended removing the current 3% cap on THC in cannabis products. They
requested a purchase limit of 4.5 grams of THC in a 90-day period, with some
exceptions. Earlier in the year, the legislature passed a bipartisan bill that
would have allowed for 25 grams of THC in 90 days, which Republican Governor
Kim Reynolds vetoed.
Representative John Forbes asked the board to raise the THC limit, noting that some
patients need higher levels of THC for effective treatment, according to the Times Republican.