OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) â€” To many, CBD has been touted as a wonder drug of sorts…claiming it can be used to treat anxiety, inflammation and even heroin addiction . In Iowa, a state that has legalized it for medical use, law enforcement is warning stores other than state-sanctioned dispensaries that possessing and selling it is illegal and compliance checks will begin shortly.
In a letter sent out by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, they informed businesses the “sale of and or possession of CBD products in the state of Iowa is illegal.” They say stores should discontinue sale of any products containing CBD and say they will be conducting checks on businesses to verify their compliance with state law.
They included a “brief clarification issued by the Iowa Attorney General” on the sale of CBD and hemp in Iowa:
They say the USDA will need to approve Iowa’s plan to cultivate hemp before it can can be grown and processed which will come under review this fall.