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

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

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

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).

See How Your Politicians Voted

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

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).

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

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