Iowa’s Second Cannabis Oil Maker Will Be in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s second medical cannabis oil manufacturer will be in Cedar Rapids.

The Iowa Department of Public Health said Monday, July 2, 2018, that Iowa Relief LLC, a subsidiary of New York-based cannabis company Acreage Holdings, was awarded the state’s second license to manufacture cannabis oil in Cedar Rapids.

Iowa Relief will begin selling products July 1, 2019, at five medical marijuana dispensaries planned for Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Waterloo and the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights. Des Moines-based MedPharm Iowa, the state’s first manufacturer, will begin sales Dec. 1, 2018.

Patients will be able to obtain cannabis oil with a state permit for conditions such as epilepsy and cancer.

Three other companies sought the manufacturing license. Only two Iowa manufacturers are planned.

Acreage Holdings’ board of advisers includes former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.

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