Iowa Attorney General's Office Releases Guidance On Hemp, CBD Laws

Mon 7-8-2019

(Des Moines) — The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has released guidance to help consumers, businesses and farmers understand state and federal laws on hemp and CBD and avoid misleading and possibly fraudulent claims.

A news release issued by the office says any product containing cannabidiol is now classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under Iowa law and is illegal. At this time, the only exceptions to this classification are FDA-approved medications and Iowa’s medical CBD program. Officials say that program is open only to people with state-issued registration cards and only through licensed dispensaries.

The A-G news release goes on to say that when the Iowa Hemp Act becomes fully effective, CBD products containing no more than 0.3% THC will no longer be controlled substances under Iowa law. However, it says this does not mean that all such products will become legal. 

For frequently asked questions about hemp and CBD laws, see the Consumer Focus newsletter for July. The office’s official statement on hemp and CBD products is also on the AG's website.