One of the few states never to adopt a hemp law, things grew worse in March when the Story County Attorney announced a crackdown on CBD products. Senate File 279 was introduced, but it mostly focused on hemp growth. However, the Roundtable hired local lobbying help, and Senate File 599 was introduced that provides protections from Model State Act to hemp-derived CBD products. Initial language of concern that explicitly required retail products to comply with the Food Drug & Cosmetic Act was modified to only require a vaguer compliance with federal law. Senate File 599 has passed the Senate and awaits House action.
We need your help getting this bill onto the Governor’s desk. If you hail from Iowa, please use our handy online State Action Center to contact your state legislators to vote for final passage of Senate File 599. If you are not from Iowa, please share this email and our portal with your friends and social media contacts in the Hawkeye State.