The current governor, Kim Reyonlds is not a fan and has been a roadblock.  Reynolds has stated “I believe marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to other illegal drug use and has a negative effect on our society.”

Cannabis in Iowa is illegal for recreational use but hemp products including CBD products are legal for consumers to possess and registered retailers to sell. Possession of even small amounts of marijuana is still a crime. The state’s medical marijuana program for patients with qualifying debilitating health conditions allows for the legal sale and possession of no more than 4.5g of THC per patient every 90-day period.

RELATED: Science Says Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life

According to a 2021 Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll, 54% of Iowans support legalizing recreational marijuana. But with firm resistance from the Governor, it will be hard ot have progress.  Despite public acceptance, the Governor believe she knows what is better for the population.

In the meantime, Missouri and Illinois will benefit from consumers and taxes.

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