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cannabis tour-stngr-2 iowa's first ever medical marijuana growing facility is underway - and while the product won't be sold until december first-- those with medfarm iowa are already facing challenges with the process. on the scene k-i-m-t news three's brian tabick is giving us a first hand look at the new facility and what they are asking of lawmakers.xxx med cannabis tour-llpkg-1 lowerthird2line:medical cannabis growing facility des moines, ia natural sound as construction of the med-farm facility continues those working on the project say this is a historic moment for the state. the goal is to have medical cannabis oil available by december first. natural sound med cannabis tour-llpkg-3 being able to do something for the first time that's going to end up resulting in helping people is very rewarding med cannabis tour-llpkg-8 nick tabockhorst is helping design the four stage process around 250 plants will be growing at a single time. natural sound those with kemin industries, the parent company of medpharm, say around six thousand people throughout the state have qualifing conditions like siezures, cancer, terminal illness as well as cronic pain, and could have access to the drug. but they are going to need double that in order to have a successful businesses. that's why they are looking to educate the public. cannabis industry has a bad rap people are growing a legally they're growing it to get high growing it in the basements that's not what we're trying to accomplish but education is only the first step. they say they are going to need to make legislative changes if they want to make the businesses sustanable. as they say they need around 12 thousand people...which means allowing more people in need to access the drug. natural sound one of those changes is to look at the term "untreatable pain" med cannabis tour-llpkg-5 the untreatable pain definition is very cumbersome it leaves a lot of physicians questioning whether the patient has met the definition med cannabis tour-llpkg-9 they also want lawmakers to look at getting rid of the three percent t-h-c cap that is in place, which prevention specialits say is the addictive chemical in cannabis. but say many people need more than the three percent cap. they're allowed to buy it. it comes as an out-of-pocket expense so it will be more costly for those patients would be able to obtain an amount it would just require them to take a lot more pills or a lot more doses and cost them more our goal is to help people at the end of the day med cannabis tour-llpkg-7 despite the estimated number of people with qualified conditions to purchase the drug being lower than the number to sustain the business those with matt farm i've already set up a room to expand if needed in des moines brian tabick k i m t news three those with kemin industries say iowa also has lower amounts of qualifing conditions than neighboring states. for example - minnesota has fourteen qualifying conditions.