Kim Reynolds, the Governor of Iowa, has vetoed legislation that would have allowed medical marijuana products made and sold in the state to include more potency.
The Governor wrote that she apposed the bill because Iowa’s medical marijuana board had suggested the potency changes not be so broad.
Iowa currently has a medical marijuana program that allows for cannabidiol or CBD products with a 3 percent limit on THC.
The vetoed bill would have created a new measurement system that limits users to 25 grams of THC per 90-day period.
“Unfortunately, the bill would also remove the three percent limit on THC in medical CBD products and replace it with a limit of 25 grams of THC per 90-day period. This change was not recommended by the Board,” Reynolds explained.
“Ultimately, I believe Iowa must proceed cautiously to ensure that any expansion of our medical [cannabidiol] program is thoughtful and deliberate — particularly because Iowa’s program is in its infancy and the body of research that analyzes the efficacy of medical CBD is limited,” Reynolds concluded.