Medical marijuana manufacturers and dispensaries in Iowa must be ready to put their products on sale by December 1, meaning you need to understand the implications of the state’s medical marijuana law on your drug-free-workplace policies.
Marijuana for medical use was passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2017, but no manufacturers or dispensaries were immediately set up. Now such establishments must be ready to begin sales by December 1. Since the statute is still new, it hasn’t been tested in the state’s courts. Therefore, it’s difficult to predict the legal risks of employment decisions related to an employee’s legal use of medical marijuana products.