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Iowa Legislature Passes Medical Cannabis Oil Use Bill

Posted: Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA KRLS News - Karen Overgaard

Before adjourning for the year, the Iowa Legislature passed a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medical use. State Senator Amy Sinclair tells KNIA KRLS News that she has some concerns with the final language in the bill, because marijuana in any form is still illegal, federally. She says while she understands a parent’s right to treat a child for a condition that doesn’t seem to be otherwise treatable, state immunity does not grant federal immunity, so families crossing state lines to use the product must take risks to do so.