Iowa House fails to advance bill on medical marijuana

A bill that would have expanded Iowa’s medical marijuana law has failed in the Republican-controlled House.

The chamber voted 31-63 Monday night to turn down a proposal that would have expanded the list of medical conditions eligible for possession of cannabis oil.

The bill would not have allowed the production of the oil in Iowa. House Democrats said it would have forced residents to travel outside of the state to access the oil, violating federal law.

The measure faced an uncertain future in the Democratic-majority Senate, where there was…

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