Governor Terry Branstad remains opposed to legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Iowa, but Branstad says he’s willing to work with advocates worried about the soon-to-end Iowa law that decriminalized possession of cannabis oil for treatment of chronic epilepsy.

“We don’t want people to lose something they think will be helpful or that has been helpful to members of their family,” Branstad says.

The law is set to expire July 1st. “I intend to work with the legislature as well as with the (Governor’s) Office of Drug Control (Policy) as we look at what is the appropriate thing to do,” Branstad says.

The group “Iowans for Medical Cannabis” has been lobbying legislators and the governor to expand the law.

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O. Kay Henderson ~ RadioIowa.com ~

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