Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren issued a statement confirming that it is illegal to possess or distribute products containing cannabidiol or CBD as it’s also called.
Ostergren said it all started back in the fall when police began hearing reports of retailers in the region selling products containing CBD. He explained that Muscatine Police Department found that some local retailers had a “significant inventory on hand.” Police confiscated a number of these products and performed lab testing.
According to Ostergren, the test they used determined the products qualified as being marijuana under Iowa law.
“The purpose of the statement was to let the community know that these products are not legal,” Ostergren said. “Rather than go out and start arresting people for the possession and distribution of these substances, I made the decision that the better move would be to inform people what the law was in this area.”
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Source: Cannabis Business Times