Sioux City, Iowa – Dispensaries opened in Iowa Saturday to sell medical marijuana products in the state for the first time. Patients with approved medical conditions were able to buy the products from five dispensaries in the state from Windsor Heights, Davenport, Sioux City, Council Bluffs and Des Moines.
Stephen Wilson manages MedPharm’s dispensaries in Sioux City and Windsor Heights. He says he suspects there’s a lot of anxiety among physicians in western Iowa to certify patients for medical marijuana.
Some of those qualifying conditions include cancer, untreatable pain and seizures. In order for people to apply for the program, they have to be certified by a physician. Then, they need to get a registration card from the state to be able to purchase medical cannabis like capsules, creams and oils.
Nearly 15-hundred patients and caregivers across Iowa have state-approved cards that allow them to purchase products at one of five dispensaries.