Iowa’s House has overwhelmingly voted this week to pass legislation that would change how Iowa measures use of a chemical in marijuana that makes users high.

The measure passed with a vote of 96-3.

Under the bill, the potency of some medical marijuana products in the state could increase and if passed, could help the marijuana industry in the state continue to evolve.

The smokeable form of marijuana is still prohibited however.

Rep. Jarad Klein, R-Keota, said, “we came together and found reasonable solutions, reasonable responses, to help sick people in the state of Iowa.”

Rep. Wes Breckenridge, D-Newton, stated, “If somebody in their last year of life, if there’s a way we can bring comfort to them, I think that we need to do that.”

Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, said, “I’m very, very excited about the opportunities.”

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