Jun 08, 2020
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HF 2589 is a mixed bag for patients.
On Wednesday, the Iowa Senate sent Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) a bill (HF 2589) that takes several major steps forward and some equally significant steps backwards for the state’s medical CBD program. The bill passed after a heated debate, during which Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D) called for passage of a superior bill, which would have ensured patients could obtain as much medical cannabis as they need. Sen. Bolkcom also lambasted HF 2589’s negative impact on workers.
Here’s a run down of the good and bad provisions.
On the bright side, HF 2589 would:
The regressive provisions in HF 2589 include:
Last year, Gov. Reynolds vetoed a bill that included a far more reasonable limit of 25 grams every 90 days.
You can contact the governor’s office at 515-281-5211 or via this webform if you would like to weigh in on the legislation.
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