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Gov. Reynolds Approves of New Level of THC in Medical Marijuana

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Gov. Kim Reynolds says today she is ok with a state board's recommendation to change the level potency of legally available medical marijuana products. Some lawmakers wanted to allow higher amounts of THC. THC is the chemical that makes recreational marijuana users high.

Lawmakers have been searching for a bill that would meet Reynolds' approval after she vetoed a proposal last year that would have expanded the state's medical-marijuana program. 

Speaking on the Iowa Press television program today Reynolds said she is comfortable with a recommendation from the Medical Cannabidiol Board that patients should be limited to 4.5 grams of THC in a 90-day period. The board makes recommendations about the program's scope.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she opposes a bill eliminating the vaccination requirement for students. The House Health and Human Services Committee holds a hearing on the bill Tuesday morning. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm, R-Platte, is the prime sponsor of the bill, and 13 legislators have signed on as co-sponsors.

Midwest bankers are more optimistic after the signing of two important trade deals. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the Rural Mainstreet Survey. He says the signings of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and the China trade agreement have boosted economic confidence across the region. 

The overall February survey index declined, however, to 51.6 Organizers say scores above 50 suggest a growing economy, 

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