Iowa Medical Board Says PTSD Sufferers Should Have Access to Medical Marijuana
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 11/05/2019 in Medical Marijuana
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 Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
Democratic 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.
New patients can follow these steps to acquire a medical marijuana card in Iowa.