Is Delta 9 THC Legal in Iowa?

Certain types of Delta 9 THC products are legal in Iowa, including all our THC gummies and Delta 9 edibles.


Read on for the full scoop on the legality of Delta 9 THC in Iowa.

On April 8, 2020, Iowa received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement its state hemp program. This makes it legal to grow, possess, buy or sell hemp in the Hawkeye State. With this approval, Iowa joins the majority of states that have already regulated the legality of hemp and hemp-derived products.

How Is Delta 9 THC Legal?

Under the 2018 Farm Bill, products containing Delta 9 THC are legal on a federal level in the US, provided they meet the following conditions.

  1. The Delta 9 THC is derived from hemp
  2. Products contain 0.3% or less of THC by dry weight

Iowa followed up with similar state legislation authorizing the use of Delta 9 THC products that meet Farm Bill criteria. While Delta 9 is legal in Iowa when certain conditions are met, Iowa is one of the few states in America that has banned Delta 8 THC.

Let’s get into the details.

The 2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill authorized the widespread production of hemp derived products on a federal level, and removed hemp from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) list of Controlled Substances.

This Bill differentiated industrial hemp from marijuana, which is cultivated for its high THC content. Federally legal hemp products, according to the Farm Bill, must contain less than 0.3% of THC by dry weight, and the source of THC must be industrial hemp.

Even though hemp is legal on a federal level, each state can determine which hemp-derived products are legal in said state. For example, Delta 8 THC gummies are legal on a federal level but illegal in a number of states.

The 2018 Farm Bill gives states the authority to submit plans to the United States Secretary of Agriculture in order to have primary regulatory control over the production of hemp within their borders. The plans must include procedures for tracking the land on which hemp will be grown, as well as testing, disposal, enforcement, inspection, and certification procedures.

Iowa Senate File 2398

Soon after the US Federal government passed the Farm Bill in 2018, on March 14, 2019, the Senate approved Senate File 2398, also known as the Iowa Industrial Hemp Act. The bill allows for the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp in the state of Iowa.


Senate File 2398 was amended by the Iowa Senate to include provisions for testing industrial hemp plants to ensure that they do not exceed allowable THC levels. In addition, the Senate File 2398 specifies that industrial hemp may not be used to produce medical cannabidiol, a cannabis compound with medical benefits.


Senate File 2398 created two state initiatives: the Industrial Hemp Commodity Program, administered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Industrial Hemp Production Program, administered by a Board of Regents institution.


On May 13, 2019, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Iowa Senate File 599 into law, which began the process to allow for the industrial production of hemp within the State of Iowa.


In 2020, Iowa received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement its state hemp program. The USDA has approved the state's proposed regulatory plan, clearing the way for an individual farmer to grow up to 40 acres of hemp with THC levels of 0.3% or less, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture.

Medical Marijuana in Iowa


Medical marijuana is technically permitted in Iowa, but legalization is mixed. Preparations such as capsules, tinctures, and lotions are legal, but smokable medical marijuana is not.


Iowa has one of the strictest CBD laws. They require that consumers register for a medical CBD card and purchase CBD at registered dispensaries.


Iowa's Medical Cannabidiol Program is one of the most regulated medical cannabis programs, allowing only cannabis preparations rather than the raw flower. Only two manufacturers are approved in the state, home growing is not permitted, and patients are limited to 90 days of THC access unless they have a waiver.


According to Iowa state regulations:

  • In order to enroll in the program, patients must obtain a written certification from their primary care provider, who must be either a doctor, a podiatrist, or a physician's assistant. Patients must be permanent residents of Iowa state. Patients under 18 can only enroll in the program through their caregivers.
  • Card fees for patients are $100. However, if the patient receives social security disability benefits, supplemental security insurance payments, or is enrolled in a medical assistance program, the fee is $25. Caregiver cards are $25.


The use of recreational marijuana in Iowa is still illegal.


Section. 2 NEW SECTION

188.1 This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Iowa 10 Industrial Hemp Act”.


188.2 Definitions.


  1. “Industrial hemp” means any part of the Cannabis sativa plant, whether growing or not, with a concentration of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol that does not exceed the maximum concentration for the plant as determined pursuant to section 188.8.
  2. “Industrial hemp plant” means all non-seed parts of industrial hemp, whether growing or not.
  3. a. “Industrial hemp product” means any item manufactured from industrial hemp, including but not limited to cloth, cordage, fiber, food, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard, plastic, industrial hemp seed, seed meal, or seed oil.


  1. “Licensee” means a hemp manufacturer who obtains a license from the department under section 188.15 to participate in the industrial hemp commodity program established pursuant to section 188.13 or the industrial hemp production program established pursuant to section 188.14.


  1. “Production” means any part of planting, cultivating, or harvesting industrial hemp.



188.6 General prohibitions.


  1. A person shall not produce, handle, transport, market, or process industrial hemp in this state unless the industrial hemp has been produced pursuant to the industrial hemp commodity program established pursuant to section 188.13 or the industrial hemp production program established pursuant to section 188.14.


  1. Nothing in this chapter prevents a person from producing, handling, transporting, marketing, or processing an industrial hemp product.



188.7 Cannabidiol production prohibited —— contingent repeal.


  1. Industrial hemp shall not be used to produce medical cannabidiol as defined in section 124E.2.


  1. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a person to recommend, possess, use, dispense, deliver, transport, or administer medical cannabidiol.

What is Delta 9 THC?

Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as Delta 9 THC or Δ-9-THC) is one of the many forms of THC found in hemp and marijuana plants. Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC compounds) are among the 113 cannabinoids recognized in cannabis.


Delta 9 THC is found in both hemp and marijuana plants. THC in hemp has been a controversial topic in recent years. Hemp plants contain very low levels of Delta 9 THC, but because of their close relationship to marijuana plants, they are often confused with them. This misunderstanding has led to a great deal of confusion and debate surrounding the legal status of hemp products.

All THC compounds produce psychoactive effects and make you feel high at a sufficient dosage, with Delta 9 THC providing the strongest effects. Our Delta 9 products contain THC in small doses: enough for you to experience the many benefits of THC without experiencing unwanted psychoactive effects.

How to Take Delta 9 THC Legally in Iowa?

It’s easy to find Delta 9 products that are derived from hemp and legal in Iowa. Iowa’s Hemp Law allows consumable hemp products with less than .3% Delta-9 THC in the state, but doesn’t allow inhalable hemp products.

THC products—such as THC concentrates, THC tinctures, THC edibles, and THC gummies (with no Delta 8)—are incredibly popular, and totally legal both for recreational and medical use. nama CBD offers a wide spectrum of THC gummies, as well as full spectrum CBD products that contain Delta 9.

All our Delta 9 THC products are Iowa legal. Whether you live in Des Moines, Iowa City, or Cedar Rapids, you can easily buy Delta 9 THC products from nama CBD online.

Read our guide on where to buy the best Delta 9 gummies in Iowa.

THC Products - Delta 9 Gummies

Our Delta 9 THC gummies are vegan and made from high-quality American hemp. Choose the perfect edible for you from an array of flavors and potencies we offer. No matter which gummy you get, you can rest assured that the product you receive is made from natural ingredients and legal across the US (including Iowa). All our Delta 9 THC products meet Farm Bill standards and are thus Federally compliant.

Full Spectrum CBD Products with Delta 9 THC

In addition to Delta 9 edibles, we offer vegan CBD gummies that contain Delta 9 THC. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp and cannabis that provides countless benefits without inducing a high.

Full spectrum CBD gummies contain both CBD and Delta 9 THC to encourage an entourage effect. This means the benefits of each compound are more pronounced. If you are looking for gummies to help you fall asleep, full spectrum gummies should be your top choice.

If you want hemp gummies that don’t contain THC, we also offer different CBD edibles like CBN gummies, CBD gummies for sleep, and melatonin gummies.

Delta 9 THC Effects

The effects of Delta 9 THC will vary from person to person. Previous experience with THC and the dosage you take will dictate how Delta 9 will affect you. THC users report feeling the following effects to varying degrees, depending on dosage taken:

  • euphoria
  • talkativeness
  • relaxation
  • an increase in appetite
  • perception changes

Delta 8 vs Delta 9

Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC are both cannabinoids that are found in marijuana. While both Delta 9 and Delta 8 THC offer a variety of potential benefits, they each have their own unique effects.

Delta-9 THC is the most well-known type of THC cannabinoid product. It is the main psychoactive component in cannabis, and it is responsible for the plant's signature "high." Delta-9 THC as a more potent Delta strain of THC is also known for its medical benefits, which include pain relief, anti-inflammatory effects, and more.

A Delta 8 product is less potent than Delta 9 products, making it a good choice for those who are new to cannabis or looking for a more gentle experience.

In terms of medical benefits, both cannabinoids have been shown to be effective at reducing anxiety and pain.

In terms of medical marijuana, Delta 8 THC is sometimes used to treat cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, as it can help to reduce nausea and vomiting. It is also being studied as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Delta 8 has also been shown to help with nausea and appetite loss, while Delta 9 can improve focus and concentration.

However, more research is needed to confirm the efficacy of Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 in these potential applications.

Can I Buy Delta 9 Online in Iowa?

If you’re looking to buy legal Delta 9 THC edibles in Iowa, you’re in luck. All our Delta 9 gummies, as well as our edibles that don’t contain Delta 9, are derived from hemp and are legal on a federal level, as well as in the State of Iowa. We offer free shipping for our Delta 9 THC products to anywhere in Iowa, including Waterloo, Davenport, Ames, Boone, and everywhere else across the state.

Our products go through a rigorous third party testing process, with lab results for each product available on our website. Our gummies are vegan, flavored with fruit, and infused with the finest American hemp.

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FAQ on Delta 9 Iowa Legality

Are Delta 9 gummies legal in Iowa?

Yes, Farm Bill compliant Delta 9 gummies are legal in Iowa. You can buy Delta 9 gummies online or in-store without any restrictions, so long as they meet the following conditions:

  1. The THC must be derived from the hemp plant rather than the marijuana plant
  2. THC concentrations must not exceed 0.3% by dry weight


Which is stronger, Delta 8 or Delta-9?

Generally, Delta 9 THC is stronger than Delta 8 THC. According to a recent study, the effects of Delta 8 are much milder, with participants comparing this compound to ‘Delta 9’s younger sibling’. Due to their milder effects, gummies with Delta 8 are a great choice for people new to products containing hemp.


Is Delta 10 legal in Iowa?

Delta 10 THC is illegal in Iowa.

Iowa's stance on tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) is clear: unless it's approved for medical purposes, it's illegal. Unless a cannabinoid is approved for medical purposes, it’s illegal in Iowa. For now, the state’s law lists all tetrahydrocannabinol, synthetic equivalents, derivatives, and isomers with a similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity as controlled substances.


What Delta is legal in Iowa?

Delta 9 THC is derived from the hemp plant, not marijuana, which contains 0.3% or less of Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis, and is considered legal in Iowa.


Delta 8 THC is illegal in Iowa. Nearly every part and derivative of the marijuana plant is considered illegal in Iowa. This includes CBD and Delta 8 THC products, according to Iowa state code §124.101 subsections 20.


Delta 10 THC is also illegal in Iowa. Iowa law is very particular in how it regulates all parts of the cannabis plant. Both Delta 8 and Delta 10 THC are no doubt considered illegal under these laws.


Is Delta-9 legal in all states?

In December 2018, the U.S. Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, federally legalizing hemp, defined as cannabis (plant Cannabis sativa L.) and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low concentrations of the psychoactive compound Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis), from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).


These products are now legal in 49 states which essentially follow the Farm Bill when it comes to Delta-9. Idaho is the only state where hemp Delta 9 is explicitly banned.


Is Delta 9 federally legal?

The Farm Bill that was passed in 2018 made it legal to grow and sell hemp-derived products that contain 0.3% or less Delta-9 THC by dry weight. This law applies to all states in the US, plus Puerto Rico and D.C.


However, some states have additional restrictions on Delta-9 THC, and California and Idaho are states with general restrictions on hemp-derived Delta-9 THC. These restrictions involve testing requirements and packaging restrictions.


Despite these restrictions, hemp Delta 9 THC products are still legal in 49 states, making them widely available to consumers across the country.


Can I fly with Delta 9 gummies?

Yes, you can fly to and from 49 US states with hemp-derived Delta 9 gummies that contain less than 0.3% of THC, except Idaho. If you are traveling abroad, the legality status of hemp products in the country you’re traveling to will dictate whether you can fly with Delta 9. Remember, hemp is a controlled substance in many countries, and even fully illegal in some.


Is Delta 9 an indica or sativa?

Delta 9 itself is neither an indica or a sativa, but it can come from either of the two main strain types of the cannabis plant: Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. These cannabis plants produce different effects, as indica strains contain more CBD, leading to a more relaxing high. Unlike hemp-derived Delta 9, cannabis-derived Delta 9 THC is not federally legal.


Does Delta 9 show up on drug tests?

Yes, Delta 9 will show up on a drug test, as will all other forms of THC. If you know you’re going to be drug tested, stop taking products with THC about a month or so before the test, even if the product in question is fully legal.

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