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Iowa Marijuana cards

To get your medical marijuana card:

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2) Fill out the quick form, and you will be guided from there.

 

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the bottom left hand corner of the doctor's portal.

How do you get to the doctor's portal?

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The program details can be found below.


FAQ

The document below was created to provide answers to the most common questions from patients and prospective patients about Iowa's Medical Cannabidiol Program.

Qualifying Conditions

An Iowa resident may qualify for Iowa's Medicla Cannabidiol Program if their Healthcare Practitioner certifies they have one of the following Qualifying Debilitating Medical Conditions:  
  • Cancer – if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting.
  • Seizures
  • Crohn’s disease  
  • Chronic pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • AIDS or HIV (as defined in Iowa Code, section 141A.1)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Any terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year – if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Severe, intractable pediatric autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors
  • Severe, intractable autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors
  • Corticobasal Degeneration

Patients Start the Process...

If a patient has any of the qualifying conditions listed above, and is interested in medical cannabidiol, the fist step is to schedule an appointment with a physician.
  • Patient Information Sheet PDF - This is information about medical cannabidiol that healthcare practitioners are required to discuss with patients seeking certification of their qualifying condition for the use of medical cannabidiol.
    • For more information and literature on medical cannabidiol and cannabinoids, patients should visit our "For Physicians" page.
  •  Apply Online  - After your healthcare practitioner has signed your Healthcare Practitioner Certification Form, use our online registration system, which can be found on our "Patient Registration" page.
    • If you are unable to apply online, please contact us at medical.cannabidiol@idph.iowa.gov, or call us at 515-725-2076.

Renewing Your Card?

A patient’s medical cannabidiol registration card expires one year from the time it is issued by IDPH. Patients will be notified by letter or email 60 days prior to their card expiring. To renew their card, each year, a patient must:
  • Visit their healthcare practitioner to have their condition recertified
  • Submit the same forms to the Department of Public Health as listed above.
  • Provide the necessary payment.

Available Medical Cannabidiol Products

Iowa’s manufacturers produces medical cannabis products in different forms and strengths, examples can be found at our two manufacturer's websites.

Allowable Forms of Medical Cannabidiol in Iowa

  • Oral forms - tablets, capsules, liquids, tinctures and sublingual forms
  • Topical forms - gels, ointments, creams, lotions and transdermal patches
  • Nebulizable inhaled forms
  • Suppositories - rectal and vaginal
  • Vaporization

Dispensary Locations & Hours of Operation

Medical Cannabidiol is currently available at five dispensaries across the state. The locations include:
  • MedPharm Iowa5700 Sunnybrook Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106
    • Mon: 11am-6pm
    • Tues - Fri: 10am-6pm
    • Sat: 9am-3PM
    • Sun: Closed
  • Iowa Cannabis Company West - 3615 9th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    • Mon - Sun: 10am-6pm
  • MedPharm Iowa7239 Apple Valley Drive, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    • Mon: 11am-6pm
    • Tues- Fri: 10am-6pm
    • Sat: 9am-3pm
    • Sun: Closed
  • Iowa Cannabis Company1955 La Porte Road, Waterloo, IA 50702
    • Mon - Sun: 10am-6pm
  • Iowa Cannabis Company East - 322 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52245
    • Mon - Sun: 10am-6pm

Adult Patient Registration

All adult patients age 18 and over must complete a patient registration application. Minor patients (under 18 years old) and any adult patients who need a caregiver will need the caregiver to complete a separate caregiver registration application (see caregiver registration tab on the left side of this screen). Registration cards are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.  

Online Application Guide

The document below is a step-by-step walkthrough for guiding patients through our online application process:

How to Apply (And Renew):

1. Download the form below, and schedule a visit with a physician to discuss medical cannabidiol.

2. Complete and submit and adult patient application, using the button below.

  • After a patient's healthcare practitioner certification form has been signed by your healthcare practitioner, patients should apply using our online patient application by clicking below:

Online patient registration

  • If you are unable to apply online, please contact us at medical.cannabidiol@idph.iowa.gov, or call us at 515-725-2076.
  • All applications must include:
    1. Healthcare Practitioner Certifcation Form, signed by your healthcare practitioner
    2. Completed Adult Patient Application (paper or online)
    3. A copy of your photo ID, which can be either:
      • A valid Iowa driver's license
      • A valid Iowa non-operator's identification card
    4. Payment
    • $100, unless the patient is applicable for the reduced fee
    • $25, when scanned proof of any of the following is provided:
    • Copy of Social Security Disability Benefit notice (SSDI notice)
    • Copy of proof of receipt of Supplemental Security Income Payment (SSI receipt)
    • Copy of Iowa Medicaid member card
    • Copy of Hawk-I member card

3. Next Steps:

  • The OMC will review your application.
  • If applicants provided an email with their application, they will receive a temporary card via email, and their permanent card will be mailed to the address provided in their application.
  • If no email was provided with the application, patients will receive their permanent card at the address provided with their application.

Renewing Your Card?

A patient’s medical cannabidiol registration card expires one year from the time it is issued. Patients will be notified by letter or email 60 days prior to their card expiring. To renew their card, each year, a patient must:

  • Visit their healthcare practitioner to have their condition recertified
  • Submit the same forms to the Department of Public Health as listed above
  • Provide the necessary payment.

'4.5g THC per 90-days' Waiver Form

There are two exceptions to the '4.5g per 90-day purchase limit, below:

  • For any patient certified for a terminal illness (a healthcare practitioner may indicate more THC per 90-days at the time of certification)
  • If the patient's healthcare practitioner certifies them for additional THC, after the patient has participated in the program.

This form below is to be utilized by healthcare practitioners to increase a patient's 'THC per 90-day' purchase limit after participation in the program. The specific allotment of THC per 90-days must be indicated by the healthcare practitioner:

Mobile Registration Process

You can apply for your Medical Cannabidiol card using your smartphone or mobile device. Our registration site is optimized to be used by any mobile device! Similar to our online registration, the steps for mobile application are below:


Contact

Contact IDPH online or call 515-725-2076.

 

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