Iowa board supports adding PTSD to limited medical cannabis program

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An Iowa medical marijuana board approved post-traumatic stress disorder and intellectual disability with aggression as conditions allowed to be treated by MMJ, moves that should boost the relatively small market.

The Iowa Board of Medicine must concur before the two are added as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.

Marijuana Business Factbook projects that Iowa’s limited MMJ industry will reach $4 million-$5 million in sales this year.

While approving two conditions, the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board voted to reject two others that could have boosted sales even more: opioid dependency and Alzheimer’s disease.

Board members expressed concern over lack of studies or other evidence that medical marijuana would help those conditions.

– Associated Press