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Understanding Iowa's New Hemp and CBD Laws: House File 2605 (HF2605) signed by Governor Kim Reynolds

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On May 17, 2024, Governor Reynolds signed House File 2605 (HF2605) into law. This law changes how hemp, CBD, and THC products can be used and sold in Iowa. The new rules will start on July 1, 2024. Let's learn more about what this means!

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a plant that is related to marijuana, but it has very low levels of THC. THC is the chemical that makes people feel "high." Hemp is used to make things like clothes, paper, and CBD products.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a chemical found in hemp plants. Unlike THC, CBD does not make people feel "high." People use CBD for many reasons, such as to help with pain, anxiety, or sleep problems.

What is THC?

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the chemical in marijuana that makes people feel "high." Hemp has very little THC, but marijuana has a lot of it.

What Does House File 2605 Do?

House File 2605 is a new law in Iowa that changes how hemp, CBD, and THC products can be sold and used. Here are some important points about the law:

Legal Use of Hemp and CBD

The law makes it legal to use and sell products made from hemp, as long as they have less than 0.3% THC. This means you can buy CBD oils, creams, and other products made from hemp.

Packaging and Labeling

All hemp and CBD products must have clear labels. The labels must show how much CBD and THC are in the product. This helps people know exactly what they are buying and using.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 21 years old to buy hemp and CBD products. This rule is to make sure that young people do not use these products without understanding them.

Safety Testing

All hemp and CBD products must be tested for safety. This means checking that they do not have harmful chemicals or too much THC. This testing helps keep everyone safe.

Serving and Container Definitions

The law defines what a "serving" and a "container" are for consumable hemp products. A "serving" is the amount customarily consumed at one time. For example, a serving of gummy fruit snacks is 30 grams, and a serving of chocolate is between 10-30 grams.

A "container" is the object that holds one or more servings of a consumable hemp product. For example, a compliant container might be a 5-pack of gummies with 2 mg of THC per gummy.

Warning Labels

All products must have a warning label with specific information, including:

  • The product has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA.
  • There may be health risks and medication interactions.
  • The product may cause a consumer to fail a drug test for THC.
  • It is not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Keep the product out of reach of children.

Prohibited Products

Starting July 1, 2024, certain products will be prohibited, including:

  • Products with more than 4 mg of THC per serving or more than 10 mg of THC per container.
  • Synthetic consumable hemp products like Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC.
  • "Flower" or "raw bud" consumable hemp products intended for inhalation.

Zakah Life® and HF2605

Zakah Life® is proud to announce that all of its products are 100% legal and authorized in the state of Iowa. Our company strictly follows all the new laws in House File 2605. We ensure that our CBD and hemp products meet the new safety, labeling, and THC limit requirements. Our products are tested for safety and accurately labeled, so you can trust that you are using high-quality, compliant products.


House File 2605 brings important changes to how hemp and CBD products are used and sold in Iowa. By following these new rules, we can enjoy the benefits of hemp and CBD while staying safe and informed. If you or your family use these products, make sure to read the labels and understand what you are using. This way, everyone can stay healthy and safe!

For additional info regarding all things Iowa cannabis, medical marijuana, CBD, hemp products, hemp farms, hemp growing, and all the new laws and regulations regarding Iowa, click the following link: Iowa Consumable Hemp Program.