Second manufacturer joins Iowa’s health-related marijuana plan


As Iowa’s health-related marijuana plan this week meets its most up-to-date benchmark set by a law outlining its expansion, sufferers and caregivers can count on additional solutions to turn out to be obtainable to them in the future, state manufacturing officials indicate.

Thursday marks the official launch of Iowa Relief, the second state-authorized health-related marijuana manufacturer, which plans to release a tincture as its very first solution obtainable to Iowans who rely on the plan to relieve chronic health-related situations.

Not only are additional solutions on the horizon from the new facility in Cedar Rapids, but one more state health-related marijuana manufacturer — MedPharm Iowa of Des Moines — plans to release vapor-primarily based solutions, the very first of its type below the plan.


Iowa Relief will supply the tincture from a line of solutions named “Botanist,” firm officials announced at a public regulatory meeting earlier this month.

“We believed the market place was seeking for a tincture,” Patrick Doherty, senior operations associate of Acreage Holdings, the New Jersey-primarily based cannabis startup that owns Iowa Relief, told The Gazette.



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