Iowa police who have been seizing CBD-oil products from stores have not always been testing the products to confirm they contain illegal marijuana.
Police in Muscatine and Carroll made waves recently when they went into stores and seized oils, lotions and candies that merchants touted as containing benign extracts from hemp plants. Proponents say CBD, or cannabidiol, is a legal substance that can ease an array of maladies. They say the CBD products contain little or no THC, the chemical that makes recreational marijuana users high. Federal and state authorities contend they’re illegal anyway.