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Iowa authorities say CBD oil is an illegal marijuana product, but store owners and their suppliers contend it’s made from legal hemp. Iowans overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but they don’t support allowing recreational uses, an Iowa Poll from 2017 shows. Wochit CBD oil for sale at the Corner Store Apothecary in Cedar Rapids. (Photo: Tony Leys/The Register)Buy Photo Iowans who want to buy cannabis oil to treat a range of ailments don’t have to wait a year for state officials to set up a tightly regulated distribution system – because versions of the products already are for sale on store shelves. State and federal officials say the oils, known as cannabidiol or CBD, are marijuana products that shouldn’t be sold in unregulated stores. “It’s illegal,” said Andrew Funk, executive director of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy. Police in two towns have recently seized products from store shelves. Cannabis oil openly sold by Iowa stores without state permits, despite legal questions

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