Hemp-sourced CBD: LEGAL
Marijuana-sourced CBD for medical use only: LEGAL
Marijuana-sourced CBD for recreational use: ILLEGAL
Iowa does not have an industrial hemp pilot program, nor is medical marijuana legalized in the state. Recreational marijuana is also illegal in Iowa.
However, a medical CBD program is under development (Medical Cannabidiol Act, 2018). Currently, qualifying medical conditions include end-stage cancer, chemotherapy induced vomiting, seizures, Crohn’s disease, untreatable pain, multiple sclerosis, AIDS or HIV, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or any terminal illness with a life expectancy of 1 year or less. The CBD product must contain 3% THC or less.