1. a. The medical cannabidiol dispensaries shall be located based on geographical need throughout the state to improve patient access.

 b. A medical cannabidiol dispensary may dispense medical cannabidiol pursuant to the provisions of this chapter but shall not dispense any medical cannabidiol in a form or quantity other than the form or quantity allowed by the department pursuant to rule.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 124E.9

  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Department: means the department of public health. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Disqualifying felony offense: means a violation under federal or state law of a felony under federal or state law, which has as an element the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance, as defined in 21 U. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Health care practitioner: means an individual licensed under chapter 148 to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery who is a patient's primary care provider. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Medical cannabidiol: means any pharmaceutical grade cannabinoid found in the plant Cannabis sativa L. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Primary caregiver: means a person who is a resident of this state or a bordering state as defined in section 331. See Iowa Code 124E.2
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. The operating documents of a medical cannabidiol dispensary shall include all of the following:

 a. Procedures for the oversight of the medical cannabidiol dispensary and procedures to ensure accurate recordkeeping.
 b. Procedures for the implementation of appropriate security measures to deter and prevent the theft of medical cannabidiol and unauthorized entrance into areas containing medical cannabidiol.
 3. A medical cannabidiol dispensary shall implement security requirements, including requirements for protection by a fully operational security alarm system, facility access controls, perimeter intrusion detection systems, and a personnel identification system.
 4. A medical cannabidiol dispensary shall not share office space with, refer patients to, or have any financial relationship with a health care practitioner.
 5. A medical cannabidiol dispensary shall not permit any person to consume medical cannabidiol on the property of the medical cannabidiol dispensary.
 6. A medical cannabidiol dispensary is subject to reasonable inspection by the department.
 7. A medical cannabidiol dispensary shall not employ a person who is under eighteen years of age or who has been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense. An employee of a medical cannabidiol dispensary shall be subject to a background investigation conducted by the division of criminal investigation of the department of public safety and a national criminal history background check pursuant to section 124E.19.
 8. A medical cannabidiol dispensary owner shall not have been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense and shall be subject to a background investigation conducted by the division of criminal investigation of the department of public safety and a national criminal history background check pursuant to section 124E.19.
 9. A medical cannabidiol dispensary shall not operate at the same physical location as a medical cannabidiol manufacturer.
 10. A medical cannabidiol dispensary shall not operate in any location within one thousand feet of a public or private school existing before the date of the medical cannabidiol dispensary’s licensure by the department.
 11. A medical cannabidiol dispensary shall comply with reasonable restrictions set by the department relating to signage, marketing, display, and advertising of medical cannabidiol.
 12. Prior to dispensing of any medical cannabidiol, a medical cannabidiol dispensary shall do all of the following:

 a. Verify that the medical cannabidiol dispensary has received a valid medical cannabidiol registration card from a patient or a patient’s primary caregiver, if applicable.
 b. Assign a tracking number to any medical cannabidiol dispensed from the medical cannabidiol dispensary.
 c. Properly package medical cannabidiol in compliance with federal law regarding child resistant packaging and exemptions for packaging for elderly patients, and label medical cannabidiol with a list of all active ingredients and individually identifying information.