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Allows Medical marijuana?: Limited (Yes high-CBD, low-THC oil)

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: No

2018 Medical Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Medical Sales : N/A

2018 Adult Use Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : N/A

Noteworthy Information: 
{{COVID-19 Update: Under the Governor’s emergency order, dispensaries can remain open. Curbisde pickup is encouraged, as are getting authorizations remotely. https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-issues-a-state-of-public-health-disaster-emergency }}

Less than 400 people currently have a Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card. The Iowa Public Health Department is required to select and license two medical cannabidiol manufacturers to manufacture, possess, cultivate, harvest, transport, package, process, or supply medical cannabidiol in Iowa. They must begin supplying medical cannabidiol to licensed dispensaries in Iowa no later than December 1, 2018. MedPharm Iowa LLC is the only company permitted to have a cannabidiol manufacturing license at this time. Up to five medical cannabidiol dispensaries will be selected and licensed to dispense medical cannabidiol. The Iowa Public Health Department is authorized to select and license up to two out-of-state medical cannabidiol dispensaries from a bordering state to sell and dispense medical cannabidiol to Iowa residents who possess a valid Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card. Smokable forms of marijuana are not allowed. Legal products may include oils, creams, capsules and suppositories. Products may only have up to 3 percent of THC.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Iowa Public Health Department

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): 5 (5 issued: Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo and Windsor Heights)

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): 2 (1 issued: MedPharm Iowa LLC)

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): 2 (1 issued: MedPharm Iowa LLC)

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): None

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: None

Application Fee: 
$7,500 (State Production License)

Licensing Fees: 

Residency Requirements: 

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited: 

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions: 
Cancer (with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting); multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms; seizures; AIDS or HIV (as defined in section 141A.1); Crohn’s disease; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); any terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of under one year (if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting; cachexia or severe wasting); Parkinson’s disease; and untreatable pain.

Testing Required: 


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