Iowa lawmakers are trying to raise the amount of THC levels that are found in medical marijuana.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a crystalline compound that is the main active ingredient of cannabis. It is what causes the psychoactive “high” effect of the drug.

The new proposal would raise the cap on T-H-C levels from 3% all the way to 13 percent.

Lawmakers argue that the current program doesn’t do enough for those who really need it.

“Typically the last several years we have waited until the last minute to put out a medical cannabis bill that’s not going to happen this year,” explained Republican Senator Brad Zaun, of Urbandale.

It may take several weeks until the bill hits the governor’s desk however.

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