Panel approves bill to expand Iowa's medical marijuana program

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DES MOINES (KCRG) - A bill in the Iowa House would expand the state's medical marijuana program. A panel approved it Wednesday.

The bill would actually remove the three-percent cap on THC, the chemical that allows for a high, from the medicinal oils. Instead, the bill would prohibit a dispensary from giving out more than 20 grams of THC to a patient in a 90-day period.

The bill also adds physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners to certify people for registration cards.

According to the Des Moines Register, the bill is expected to advance out of committee this week and survive the funnel.