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What Do I Need to Do to Legally Dispense Medical Cannabidiol to Patients and Caregivers in Iowa?

In-State Dispensaries - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) will issue a competitive process for the selection of up to five medical cannabidiol dispensaries in Iowa. The dispensaries selected through the competitive process will obtain licenses from the department to legally supply medical cannabidiol to patients and primary caregivers with valid Medical Cannabidiol Registration Cards. The licensed dispensaries must agree to be ready to begin supplying the medical cannabidiol by December 1, 2018. 

Out-of-State Dispensaries – The 2017 Medical Cannabidiol Act authorizes IDPH to issue a request for proposals to select and license up to two out-of-state medical cannabidiol dispensaries from a bordering state to sell and dispense medical cannabidiol to patients or primary caregivers in possession of a valid Iowa-issued Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card. 

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

The 2017 Medical Cannabidiol Act set the application fee for a dispensary license at $5,000. The fee is to be paid by each dispensary applicant and is non-refundable.  

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