420 with CNW — Iowa Legislators Pass Bill Slashing Fees Paid by Medical Cannabis Patients

February 18, 2021 4:35 AM EST

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Thanks to a new bill advancing in the Iowa Senate, Iowans may soon be paying only $10 every year in medical cannabis license fees instead of the $100 a year they currently pay. The bill will also allow the licensing of more medical cannabis dispensaries beyond the five currently allowed by law as well as the creation of mobile dispensaries to cater to the state’s medical marijuana patients. Additionally, Senate Bill 1177 will allow medical cannabis dispensaries to recommend physicians who can prescribe medical cannabis to patients, something current law prohibits.

However, a subcommittee of the Senate noted that lawmakers will have to make changes to the fees and other sections of this bill to ensure the medical cannabis program receives enough revenue to cover state administration as well as testing. The Department of Public Health together with the University of Iowa, which runs the State Hygienic Laboratory, have said via representatives&

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