Residents of 32 other states — the majority of all Americans — have much better access to affordable, effective medicines made from cannabis. In Iowa, the medicine is too expensive and not potent enough to help most people. Getting approved as a patient is cumbersome and bureaucratic.
Legislative advocates for reforming Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program will keep fighting for much-needed reforms vetoed by Gov. Reynolds. In April, HF 732 passed the Iowa House 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate 40 to 7.
Two Iowa lawmakers announced a statewide effort to override Governor Reynold’s last-minute veto to HF 732, a collection of urgently needed Iowa medical cannabis reforms. To override the veto, two thirds of lawmakers in each chamber must request a special session of the Legislature to take action.
Legislative supporters of strengthening Iowa’s weak medical cannabis program are disappointed Governor Reynolds vetoed HF 732, which passed the Iowa House by a vote of 96 to 3 and the Iowa Senate by a vote of 40 to 7.