Board Recommends Removing THC Cap, Adding PTSD To Medical Conditions List

November 7, 2019

The Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board recently met and signed off on recommendations that encourage the Legislature to eliminate the current 3% THC cap and impose a purchase limit when it comes to Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program. The board also approved adding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intellectual disability with aggression and/or self-injury to the list of medical conditions that qualify for use of the medical cannabis program. The latter recommendation moves to the Iowa Board of Medicine, and they will vote on it in the near future. The developments follow Gov. Reynolds' veto of HF 732 at the end of last session, which would have eliminated the THC cap and replaced that with a 25 grams of THC over a 90-day period. The board’s recommendation is 4.5 grams of THC over 90 days. ABI will continue to advocate for stronger employer protections regarding this subject in the 2020 legislative session.