Creston physician appointed to state cannabis oil advisory board

(Creston) — A Creston physician is among eight individuals appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to advise officials over new medical cannabis laws in Iowa.

Dr. Lonny Miller — who practices family medicine and obstetrics at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston — will be joined by specialists in pediatrics, psychiatry, oncology, pain management and neurology, as well as a pharmacist and law enforcement representative. Last spring, the Iowa Legislature passed a law requiring the Iowa Department of Public Health to set up a licensing system for growing medical marijuana to be turned into cannabis oil.

Prior to the legislature’s decision, Iowa had decriminalized possession of cannabis oil as treatment for epilepsy. The new law will allow doctors to prescribe the oil for several chronic or debilitating conditions. Iowans can also apply for a card from the state, allowing for the use of cannabis oil for even more conditions. A full

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