ANKENY, Iowa — Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board held its first meeting Friday since Governor Kim Reynolds vetoed a bill that would have expanded the program.

Friday the board denied adding general anxiety and opioid dependency to the approved medical conditions list, despite what several speakers noted during public comment.

“There are more than 300,000 sick Iowans taking narcotic pain pills, while only 3,300 patients have been able to access safer medicines made from cannabis,” Iowa Senator Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said.

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