After years of planning medical marijuana finally goes on sale in Iowa on Saturday. More than 1,800 people have been approved for its use. A member of the MedPharm team shows us around one of its facilities.
“Yes, Saturday as the long-awaited final finally reached the opening of the dispensaries in this state. Products will be on the shelf the dispensaries will be open for patients and caregivers who have a card to finally come pick up products that they’ve been waiting far too long for. So when you walk in you’ll approach this checkout counter here first and this is where you really get logged into our system so this is where you’ll present your card, ” card said Lucas Nelson of MedPharm.
“So you can see we’ve got four different formulations here. Really I should say three formulations and two versions of one. Moving down the line here you’ll see our two to one creams, so these are under the name Soothe and then it will finish out with our capsules here. It’s gonna be great to just finally be here. You know we’ve heard from patients via email, calls, and our education sessions that we’ve done and they’re just clamoring to beat down the door and finally have this and it’s going to be exciting to finally watch those people walk through and know we’re actually giving them the products they’ve been waiting for,” Nelson added.
Here are the five things to remember ahead of Saturday’s opening. First, you must have already been approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health. The Department of Transportation is responsible for issuing cards to eligible applicants.
Retail dispensaries open this Saturday at 8 am. And will be open through Sunday.
Customers must bring cash. MedPharm is unsure if they’ll be ready to take cards by Saturday.
Customers will be allowed to buy up to a 3 months supply. And folks are being asked to be patient.