CANNABIS OIL: Branstad To Sign Bill Friday

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A bill in the Iowa Senate would expand access of medical cannabis products to patients with eight different chronic illnesses.

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Gov. Terry Branstad will sign a bill legalizing the use of medical cannabis oil later this week.

The signing will be held at the State Capitol on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the first floor rotunda. The Medical Cannabidiol Act allows neurologists from Iowa to prescribe up to 32 ounces of the oil to help patients who have epilepsy.

Advocates for the use of cannabis oil have argued the drug can help seizure sufferers better than traditional prescription medications.

Branstad announced last week he would sign the bill, saying he had empathy for patients the treatment might help.

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