The medical cannabidiol program in Iowa saw significant growth in 2022 resulting in nearly 15,000 people being licensed and dispensaries breaking $1 million in annual sales.
Driving news: The 2022 State Annual Medical Cannabidiol Report shows that everything from licensed practitioners to clinic visits grew last year.
- Governor Kim Reynolds eliminated caps on the amount of THC that could be in a product and expanded medical conditions that qualify for the program in 2020 making it more accessible.
What then: The state Medical Cannabidiol Council has formulated recommendations for the upcoming legislative session including:
- Change program name from Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act for the Iowa Medical Cannabis Act to reverse allowing greater amounts of THC.
- Increased the number of dispensaries allowed in the state from five.
- Eliminate sales tax from dispensary purchases.
- Increase supervision of telehealth consultations.