Iowa Marijuana Compliance
There are no current Iowa marijuana laws in place that allow either the recreational or medical consumption, sale, or possession of marijuana. The only Iowa marijuana compliance law that has passed in recent years was the 2014 Medical Cannabidiol (CBD) Act which legalized the possession of 3% THC or less CBD products for the medical treatment of qualified conditions.
With minimal marijuana legalization in the state of Iowa, employers do not face many restrictions when testing applicants and employees for marijuana consumption. However, Iowa state does require that employers follow established workplace drug testing laws if they wish to test employees for marijuana and other controlled substances.
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This Information Is Not Intended for Legal Purposes
The information provided on this page is intended for your own knowledge, and should not be used for legal matters. Since marijuana testing regulations can vary, we advise you to seek the guidance of expert legal counsel when creating your company’s substance abuse screening program.
Iowa Marijuana Compliance
Iowa Marijuana Laws
Overall Status: Fully Illegal
To date, there are no Iowa marijuana compliance laws that allow the consumption or sale of marijuana for either recreational and medical purposes. Only under the Medical Cannabidiol Act is a qualified Iowa resident allowed to possess CBD oil for the purpose of medical treatment of various debilitating conditions. Outside of this law, if an Iowa resident is found in possession of marijuana, they can face criminal charges that include jail time and fines. This means that employers may test their workers for marijuana use as they do for other drugs, though they must adhere to certain drug testing rules. This means that employers may test their workers for marijuana use as they do for other drugs, though they must adhere to certain drug testing rules.
Medical Marijuana: Illegal
The consumption, possession, and sale of medicinal marijuana is considered illegal under current Iowa marijuana law. In 2014, the Iowa state legislature passed the Medical Cannabidiol Act, which legalized the possession of CBD oil with 3% or less THC for the treatment of epilepsy if prescribed by a licensed neurologist. A few years later, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed HF 524, which expanded on previous law to include additional qualifying conditions such as cancer, AIDS/HIV, and Crohn’s Disease.
Although a recent 2021 Iowa proposal recommends reducing the severity of criminal charges for first-time marijuana possession offenders, no legislative efforts up to date have successfully decriminalized marijuana within the state. Under the current Iowa marijuana compliance law, any amount of marijuana possession is classified as a misdemeanor. First-time offenders can face up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000, with second-time offenders facing up to a year in prison and a fine between $315 and $1,875.
Recreational Marijuana: Illegal
As with medicinal marijuana, there are no recreational marijuana laws within the state of Iowa. Unless qualified by the state to possess CBD products of 3% THC or less under the Medical Cannabidiol Act, an Iowa resident faces up to six months in prison and/or a fine of up $1,000 for their first offense if found in possession of marijuana.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is marijuana legal in Iowa?
In the state of Iowa, the consumption, possession, and sale of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes are considered illegal. Employers may include marijuana testing in their drug testing program without any restrictions if they follow Iowa drug testing rules.
What is Iowa’s history with marijuana?
While no successful efforts have been made to legalize recreational or medicinal marijuana in Iowa, the Medical Cannabidiol Act of 2014 legalized the possession of CBD products with 3% or less THC for patients with certain medical conditions.
What is the punishment for possession in Iowa?
In the state of Iowa, possessing any amount of marijuana is classified as a misdemeanor and first-time offenders can face up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted.
Drug Tests That Exclude Marijuana
Urine Drug Panels That Do Not Include Marijuana Testing
Some of the popular drug tests that remove THC from the panel of drugs being tested are listed below:
Also try taking a look at our comprehensive list of urine drug panels that exclude marijuana. Drug tests that do not include marijuana testing can be found under the “Exclude Marijuana” section.
Hair Drug Tests That Do Not Include Marijuana Testing
To remove marijuana testing from a hair test, try one of our two popular hair tests:
For a complete list of our hair drug tests, take a look at our comprehensive list of hair tests.
Drug Panels That Include Marijuana
Urine Drug Tests That Include THC Testing
If marijuana testing is needed, the below urine drug panels include testing for THC:
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Hair Drug Panels That Include Marijuana Testing
The following are hair drug tests that include testing for THC:
A comprehensive list of the hair drug panels that we offer can be found here.