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Posters claim marijuana shop opening in Iowa, property owners say no

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Pictures came into our newsroom, showing Iowa Marijuana Company posters at a Cedar Rapids building, but when we checked it out, they were gone.

"One of our former employees said 'have you seen the signs on the front of your building,'" said John Wasta, one of the building's owners.

The building's owners took the signs down saying there's no truth to the rumor. They kept one of the posters, laughing at the situation.

"It's kind of a distraction, but it's kind of fun," said Wasta.

Distraction, because employees were all looking at the Iowa Marijuana Company website.

We reached out to the manager listed online, who emailed us:

"I will be the acting manager of the impending Iowa Marijuana Company. We are not at large to discuss the legalities at the moment but we have been assured by many in the government, including the governor, that we will receive our license. Our suppliers are based out of Denver currently. Give me a call when you get a chance."

However, when we called he did not answer and did not return our calls.

So we don't know why the company says it will be opening in Cedar Rapids or in Iowa City when building owners and managers say "no way".

We also received a picture of a flier, supposedly promoting the business and were told they were "all over." However, when we drove around town looking for the fliers we didn't find any, just some fliers for missing pets.

The website says shops will open on October 1, 2015, though building owners tell us won't be at the addresses listed.

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