SIOUX CITY | Iowa’s sole licensed medical marijuana manufacturer is looking to Sioux City as the site of a cannabidiol dispensary.
MedPharm Iowa, a subsidiary of Des Moines-based Kemin Industries, wants the Sioux City Council to submit a letter of support as it applies for a state license to open the dispensary in Sioux City. The council at its weekly meeting Monday will discuss whether to support the application.
The Iowa Department of Public Health Health earlier this year issued a request for proposals from companies with the intent of awarding licenses for up to five medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state. The application deadline is Thursday.
The IDPH plans to award the five licenses by April 1. The licenses must then be renewed yearly on Dec. 1.
Cannabidiol is a chemical found in cannabis plants that is used for products that help treat medical conditions. Medical cannabis cannot contain more than 3 percent of THC, which is the element in marijuana that produces the high.