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In 2014 Iowa passed Senate Bill 2360 which allowed the possession of CBD oil with a THC content of less than 3%. Only patients suffering from severe, intractable epilepsy with a neurologist’s recommendation were permitted access to CBD oil under Bill 2360.

If you purchase CBD oil with a high THC content, with or without a permit, it is illegal in Iowa. You could face arrest and prosecution if you are caught in possession of these oils.

In Iowa, marijuana is currently classified under the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I drug (along with meth, heroin, and LSD). Drugs listed in this category are deemed to be highly addictive with the potential for abuse, have no currently accepted medicinal applications and are unsafe to use under medical supervision.

Medical Marijuana in Iowa

If you are ineligible or unable to get a permit, there is still hope!

On the bright side of things, Iowa has approved five dispensaries in the state as of 2018. You will need a permit from the Iowa Department of Public Health to purchase at one of these locations. Unfortunately, the state has only issued approximately 400 permits, so it may be a little difficult to get one for yourself.

At the end of 2017, the House shut down two bills that would have made it easier to access medical marijuana products and reduce the penalties for possession.

Iowa is slowly making progress with its medical marijuana laws, but it seems as though legal weed is far off into the future.

“We were skeptical as most people are, and I watched it change his life,” Navin said.

But this week, law enforcement in the tiny northeast Iowa town of Clermont searched T’s Brick City Spa for CBD products and confiscated items from the small establishment. They ordered the business, which offers massage, facial and skin treatments, to stop selling products containing CBD.

While Sparks said he knows his products can help people suffering from health ailments, the profitability of CBD products and the loose regulation in the state has brought out vendors willing to sell products even if they are unaware of the contents.

If it’s illegal, why is CBD so easy to find?

“If the law is the law then every sheriffs department should be dealing with this the same,” said Tanya Tysland, owner of T’s Brick City Spa. “I think Iowa really needs to quickly figure this out and stop harassing small business owners.”

“We wanted something more food driven,” store director David Clemens said. “I figured the infused water would be a good place to start.”

She doesn’t expect to expand her products to include candies because of their sugar content, and because she’s unsure if they would pass her vetting process.

Even if the price is high, retailers are finding that customers are willing to shell out the money for a product they believe works.