Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, who has years of professional experience as a cardiology nurse practitioner, said Thursday any decision on legalizing medical marijuana should be determined by the federal Food and Drug Administration, not state lawmakers.
“If this is a legitimate medication, it really means the FDA needs to weigh in on this issue. That is what we do with other medications. I think that makes sense,” Upmeyer told reporters at the Iowa Capitol.
“I don’t expect us to debate a bill on medical cannabis this year,” said Paulsen, a Hiawatha Republican. [Read more at the Des Moines Register]
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