Currently, there are five operational dispensary locations in Iowa. The Office of Medical Cannabidiol (OMC) issued licenses to only two marijuana establishments, and they are permitted to open more than one dispensary location.
Iowa dispensaries open at different hours of the day. Some licensed dispensary locations begin operations at 10:00 a.m. from Monday to Sunday, while others open between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday. The specific opening hours of a dispensary are usually listed on its website.
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Iowa usually close at 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The closing hours on weekends vary, typically between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Marijuana consumers should confirm Iowa dispensaries’ closing hours by checking their websites. Alternatively, they can call the phone numbers provided on the dispensaries’ websites to confirm their closing hours.
No. According to §641.154.41(2) of the OMC Dispensary Rules, dispensaries are prohibited from delivering medical cannabidiol products to any location. However, they can provide online stores where registered patients can order marijuana products and pick up the products in-store
Iowa marijuana dispensaries do not ship medical cannabidiol out of the state to avoid violating federal laws. The Controlled Substances Act classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug. Therefore, it is illegal to transport cannabis across state lines.
Iowa has no recreational marijuana dispensaries.
There are no recreational dispensaries in Iowa. According to the Iowa Controlled Substances Act, possessing and selling marijuana for recreational purposes is a criminal offense.
Registered patients and caregivers in Iowa should bring the following when visiting medical dispensaries near them:
No. Patients must bring their medical cannabis card when visiting Iowa dispensaries near them. Licensed dispensaries are required to scan patients’ ID cards.
Yes, Iowa medical marijuana dispensaries are open to registered patients aged 18 or older.
Registered patients in Iowa can visit several state-licensed dispensaries in a day.
No, OMC-licensed dispensaries do not accept credit cards as a payment method. Patients can pay for cannabidiol products using their debit cards or cash.
No, patients’ health insurance does not cover medical cannabidiol products. Dispensaries allow only cash payments and sometimes debit cards.
Yes, dispensaries in Iowa use seed-sale tracking software known as BioTrackTHC to monitor the amount of cannabidiol products sold to registered cannabis patients.