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No hemp was grown in Iowa last year

On this page you will find Iowa hemp law along with a history of how Iowa hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Iowa hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.



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Iowa Hemp Laws & Legislation

2017-2018
SF 2398
Originally SF 329

A bill for an act relating to industrial hemp, including the regulation of its production as part of a research program, marketing for purposes of manufacturing industrial hemp products, providing for fees, making appropriations, providing for enforcement and the confiscation and destruction of certain property, and including penalties.

POSITION: Support and sponsoring along with the Iowa Hemp Association
STATUS: Passed Senate 49-0 but killed in the House by Lee Hein & Linda Upmeyer

2015
SSB 1260

A study bill for an act relating to the production, marketing, and distribution of industrial hemp and related plant materials, and providing for penalties. 3/4/2015 Subcommittee: Seng, Ragan, Zumbach, Anderson, Bowman, Brase, Hart, Kapucian, Kinney, Rozenboom, Shipley, Sodders, and Taylor

HF 470

A bill for an act relating to the production, marketing, and distribution of industrial hemp and related plant materials, and providing for penalties.

2013
SF 264

An Act providing for the production and marketing of industrial hemp, and providing for penalties. Introduced and referred to Agriculture committee on 2/26/2013.
Download the text of SF 264 here (PDF file 49k).

2003
SF 191

Referred to the Agriculture Committee. Died in committee.
Download the text of SF 191 here (PDF file 18k).

2001
SF 61

Referred to the Agriculture Committee. Died in committee.
Download the text of SF 61 here (PDF file 15k).

HF 202

Referred to the Agriculture Committee. Died in committee.
Download the text of HF 202 here (PDF file 15k).

2000
SF 2413

Referred to the Appropriations Committee. Died in committee.
Download the text of SF 2413 here (PDF file 18k).

HF 320

Referred to the Agriculture Committee. Died in committee.
Download the text of HF 320 here (PDF file 13k).

1999
SF 340

Referred to the Appropriations Committee. Died in committee.
Download the text of SF 340 here (PDF file 15k).

HF 402

Referred to the Agriculture Committee. Died in committee.
Download the text of HF 402 here (PDF file 15k).