Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program needs a boost.
Marijuana extracts containing THC and CBD have been available to qualifying medical patients now for three years.
The products are safe to use. And the risk of diversion is virtually non-existent.
While the program is slowly growing, it may not be fast enough to keep the doors open. Total sales statewide this year through October total $4.9 million. By comparison, the State of Missouri sold $24.2 million in October alone.
What’s the solution?
Iowa already allows vape extracts. We also grant reciprocity for out-of-state medical marijuana products. So, it’s not too much of a leap to offer smokable cannabis flower. Every other state medical marijuana program offers it.