Advertisement

Locations of Iowa’s first medical marijuana dispensaries announced


Illustration by Jordan Sellergren.

On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that five dispensaries will receive licenses to sell cannabis-based medicinal products. The dispensaries are located in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo and the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights.

Applications for dispensaries in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Coralville were turned down, but those applications did meet the requirements for a license, according to IDPH. If any of the dispensaries awarded a license doesn’t reply to IDPH by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, its license can be reassigned to another qualified applicant.

Although the dispensaries are part of the state’s medical marijuana program, actual marijuana isn’t. Only cannabidiol, an oil derived from cannabis sometimes prescribed by doctors to treat seizure disorders and certain symptoms of cancer, is legal in Iowa. Nothing leafy or smoke-able, and no edible baked goods will be available at the dispensaries.


Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV » editor@littlevillagemag.com

Advertisement

Summer Programs 2020

Get 150+ local restaurants delivered to your door in the Iowa City & Cedar Rapids areas!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

July 2020 marks Little Village’s 19th anniversary. With our community of readers alongside us, we’ll be ready for what the next 19 have in store.

BECOME A SUPPORTER:

Regular

$10/mo or $120/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.

Italic

$20/mo or $240/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.

Bold

$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
LittleVillageMag.com connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.