What Do I Need to Do to Legally Manufacture Medical Cannabidiol in Iowa?

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) will use a competitive process for the selection of up to two medical cannabidiol manufacturers in Iowa. The manufacturers selected through the competitive process will obtain licenses from the IDPH to legally manufacture, possess, cultivate, harvest, transport, package, process, or supply medical cannabidiol in Iowa.  The licensed medical cannabidiol manufacturers must agree to begin supplying medical cannabidiol to licensed dispensaries in Iowa no later than December 1, 2018.

The competitive application process for manufacturer selection will be issued at www.idph.iowa.gov.  

The 2017 Medical Cannabidiol Act set the application fee for a manufacturer license at $7,500. The fee is to be paid by each manufacturer applicant and is non-refundable.

To receive notification when the manufacturer license application is available, please call 515-281-5616.