Iowa: Legal Sale of Hemp CBD Starts December 1st: Available Only in Medical Dispensaries

Iowan medical marijuana patients can purchase CBD from a medical cannabidiol dispensary starting December 1, 2018. Iowa passed House File 524 in 2017, which established the Medical Cannabidiol Act. The Act authorized the creation of the Medical Cannabidiol Board to oversee the licensing and operations of two (2) cannabidiol processors and five (5) dispensaries. Medical cannabidiol must have less than .3% THC. The Act limits the sale of CBD products, including hemp based CBD, to qualifying patients that hold a registration card. A person must have one of a limited number of debilitating medical conditions, including a terminal illness, to qualify for medical CBD in Iowa.