DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – A bill putting stricter regulations on hemp products is moving forward in the state legislature.
Senate Study Bill 3159 passed through subcommittee Monday.
The bill would have the Health and Human Services Department regulate the sale of consumable hemp products. One of the biggest things this bill would do would have HHS set a potency level for hemp products.
Right now, some businesses are able to sell CBD and THC-infused drinks because the components are products of hemp, not marijuana.
If passed, the bill would penalize business owners who sell hemp products over the allotted potency level with a serious misdemeanor.
The bill would also prohibit selling hemp products to minors. Right now there is no age restriction.
The reason why we are here is because we have minors consuming these products and using these products. And we have THC levels going well above and beyond what we thought up front a few years ago,” said Rep. Dan Dawson, (R) Pottawattamie.
The bill now goes to a full committee. If it passes there, it then goes to the Senate.
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