Cedar Rapids missed out on landing one of the five medical marijuana dispensaries that opened statewide December 1st. But the city will be home for the state’s second marijuana cultivating and processing business.

A number of city, business and political leaders turned out for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Iowa Relief Cannabis Cultivation & Processing facility on Thursday.

The crowd was a sign of interest in a brand new Iowa industry that’s literally just months old.

Iowa Relief, now under construction at 405 26th Ave. Court S.W., will employ just 10 people in a warehouse-type building to start.

And there’s a real rush to finish.

– Read the entire article at KCRG News.