Status: In Iowa, qualified patients may use, possess, and access low-THC cannabis oil. Production, delivery, transportation, and dispensing of cannabidiol is allowed by authorized license holders.
|CBD Program||Medical Program||Recreational Program||Are Applications Open?|
|Legal||Not legal||Not legal||Open 5/4/2020 - 6/8/2020|
Number of Iowa Marijuana Business Licenses Licenses Available
Proposed Iowa Medical Marijuana Manufacturer License Guidelines
The IDPH is authorized to select and license up to two (2) manufacturers to possess, cultivate, harvest, transport, package, process, and supply medical cannabidiol within the state. The first manufacturer license was issued to MedPharm Iowa, LLC, on December 1, 2017. Then in June 2018, the IDPH awarded its second manufacturing license to Iowa Relief LLC, fulfilling all available medical cannabis business licenses within the state.
- Non-refundable application fee: $7,000
RECOMMENDED IOWA MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MANUFACTURING APPLICATION:
- Iowa Application Guide & Checklist
- Iowa Marijuana Business Plan Package
- Cultivation Plan Template
- Manufacturing/Processing Plan Template
- Environmental Plan Template
- Financial Plan Template
- Fire Safety Plan Template
- Inventory Control Plan Template
- Product Safety Plan Template
- Security Plan Template
- Staffing Plan Template
- Suitability of Proposed Plan Template
- Transportation Plan Template
Proposed Iowa Medical Marijuana Dispensary License Guidelines:
The IDPH issued a competitive process for the selection of up to five (5) medical cannabidiol dispensaries in Iowa to dispense medical cannabis to registered patients. On March 29, 2018, the IDPH granted five dispensary licenses to proposed stores in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo and Windsor Heights. However, in April 2020, two dispensary licenses held by Have a Heart company were rescinded. On April 17, 2020, the Office of Medical Cannabidiol released a Request for Applications to re-award the two dispensary licenses.
- Non-refundable application fee: $5,000
RECOMMENDED IOWA MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR DISPENSARY APPLICATION:
The History of Iowa Marijuana Business Licenses Marijuana
In April 2020, two dispensary licenses held by Have a Heart company were rescinded. On April 17, 2020, the Office of Medical Cannabidiol released a Request for Applications to re-award the two dispensary licenses. Intent to apply is due by May 4, 2020 and the final application is due by June 8, 2020.