Dispensaries named for medical marijuana


March 27th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Health has approved five licenses for distributing medical marijuana. The department says it has offered dispensary licenses to Have a Heart Compassion Care for facilities in Council Bluffs and Davenport and one for the Iowa Cannabis Company in Waterloo. And it has also offered licenses for two MedPharm facilities in Windsor Heights and Sioux City. Those five have until nine a-m Wednesday to accept.

The information from the department says 10 other applicants met the requirements for a license, but will not be awarded one unless one of the first five applicants doesn’t take a license. They included applications in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Coralville. Five other applicants did not meet the minimum requirement to obtain a license. Changes in the medical marijuana law allow for the five dispensaries to distribute the products created by MedPharm Iowa, which was the only company licensed to produce the products.