Based on a Des Moines Register report, several Iowan CBD shops have finally reopened after being closed by law enforcement during 2019. The stores were initially closed when a proprietor, Navin Lacie, was arrested over drug violations.
In tandem with the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, Ankeny Police arrested Lacie at her shop on 5th Dec of that year.
The report explains that after being charged with illegal drug tax requirement and regulated substance infringements, Navin worked at six jobs to acquire rent on three spots for ‘Your CBD Store’ while trying to get Iowa hemp licenses. Navin became a passionate CBD promoter after seeing that it assisted her dad, who was suffering from fibromyalgia.
After her arrest, Navin’s stores found in Ankeny, Valley Junction and Urbandale were closed in 2019. However, Governor Reynolds Kim accented a law last year that allows the Appeals and Inspections Department to draft a hemp licensing measure. Lacie explains that she can’t retail Delta-8 THC, but her shop provides CBN, CBG and CBD commodities created using USDA-approved natural hemp.
She added that they want to ensure everyone’s is receiving safe commodities and each individual is adhering to Iowa’s CBD and hemp regulations.
Navin believes that folks should also try out holistic approaches rather than prescribed medicines. She said that she knows she’s on the historical right side; she knows these items help people, and they are natural and good. She added that these factors were the driving force in her fight to stay in business.
Navin’s issue was that hemp is closely related to cannabis, and cannabidiol may contain small THC amounts, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. Two years ago, Iowa was among the states that had stringent THC caps.
Since ‘Your CBD Store’ is a franchise with nearly 900 locations countrywide, Navin said her arrest and business closure was frustrating, especially when the other ‘Your CBD stores’ within the state were permitted to continue operating.