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Senate renews effort to legalize medical marijuana

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Apr 24 2014 10:04AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A renewed effort to legalize the use of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy has won support in the Legislature.

A three-member subcommittee, then the full Senate Ways and Means Committee, approved a measure Wednesday that would allow the medical use of oil derived from marijuana as a last-resort treatment for chronic epilepsy. It is now eligible for floor debate.

The form of marijuana that would be legalized cannot be smoked and doesn't create a high, and could only be obtained in another state that produces the oil.

Efforts by women who have children with epilepsy changed some lawmakers' views on the issue and sparked a revival of a bill previously believed to be dead. New policy measures cannot be brought up late in the session unless legislative leaders sponsor them.


 
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