This article originally appeared on April 5, 2019 on by Phil Reed.

Friday is the second legislative funnel deadline. It’s the final day for all non-budget bills to make it out of one chamber and a committee. Otherwise those bills die.

One bill to make it past the funnel is over Iowa’s THC limit for medicinal cannabis. THC is the chemical in the cannabis plant that causes the high.

The original bill that passed in the house took away the state’s 3% THC cap. Instead, it would allow dispensaries to hand out 25 grams of THC to a patient or a primary caregiver within a 90 day period.

The bill that passed Thursday in a senate committee put the 3% THC cap back in, but kept the 25 grams in. The original bill was criticized by members of the Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa.

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