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Joe Bolkcom, D-iowa City, Said Manufacturers May Compete For An Iowa License And Then Try To Lobby Lawmakers To Expand The Program.

The state will license up to five dispensaries to supply the drug. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said manufacturers may compete for an Iowa license and then try to lobby lawmakers to expand the program. “They know right now it’s a money-loser. It’s not sustainable,” he said. “The folks who make an investment, they’ll roll the dice and think they can get the law changed.” Iowa looks to team up with Minnesota for medical marijuana Some states with existing medical marijuana laws recognize cardholders from other states. A proposal to provide Iowans access to Minnesota’s medical marijuana market failed when Minnesota lawmakers did not approve the measure this session. Although nearly 30 states have at least limited programs, the federal government still considers medical marijuana a Schedule I drug that can’t be moved across state lines. For potential manufacturers, another challenge could be the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, allowed in colorado marijuana the oil. Iowa caps that level at 3 percent, a standard some say is too low to make the treatment effective. The state also bans smoking, vaporizing or eating marijuana-laced food.

To read more visit http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/06/04/medical-marijuana-businesses-unsure-future-iowa/369223001/

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