Iowa Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Iowa personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: On May 30, 2014, Governor Branstad signed SB 2360 into law, which created the Medical Cannabidiol Act (Statute 124D.1). A neurologist who has examined and treated a patient suffering from intractable epilepsy may provide but has no duty to provide a written recommendation for the patient's medical use of cannabidiol to treat or alleviate symptoms of intractable epilepsy if no other satisfactory alternative treatment options exist.
Under Iowa law it allows employers to test applicants and existing employees for marijuana. If the drug test is positive employer may refuse to hire the applicant or terminate an existing employee.
Personal Use: Iowa does not currently have legislation permitting the personal use of marijuana.
For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.