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Updated on November 5, 2019.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Cards

As of December 7, 2018 Iowa passed Iowa Code 124E allowing patients to access Medical Cannabidiol Products (or commonly referred to as Low-THC Medical Marijuana). Low-THC Medical Cannabidiol is a form of Medical Marijuana that contains no more than 3% THC in any products sold in IA. There are many different forms available such as Oral, Vaporizable, Topical, Nebulizable & Suppository forms including Capsules, Tinctures, Creams & Vaporizers in a variety of strengths. Some products contain a ratio of 20:1 CBD:THC as well as 2:1, 1:1 & 1:20 CBD:THC.

Key Benefits of an Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Card

It’s essential to get a Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Card before you can legally possess Medical Cannabidiol. With this card, you’ll be able to walk into any accredited cannabis dispensary and obtain your approved dose for treatment. If you’d like to get started with Medical Cannabidiol in Iowa, MarijuanaDoctors.com offers a special service to help you connect with qualified Medical Cannabidiol Doctors, get your registry ID card and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to Certified Dispensaries — In Iowa, Medical Cannabidiol laws are very strict and the laws for Medical Cannabidiol are no different. You can only buy Medical Cannabidiol legally from an approved dispensary. Your Medical Cannabidiol Card allows you to buy the amount of Medical Cannabidiol recommended by your doctor to treat your medical condition. As a cardholder, you can purchase your Medical Cannabidiol and a variety of legally approved accessories, while being protected.
  • Protection from Criminal or Civil Penalties — Since possession of Medical Cannabidiol, even in small quantities, is prohibited in Iowa, you need your card to possess a prescribed amount of Medical Cannabidiol. Your card permits you to conceal and carry an approved quantity of cannabis so you can use it to treat your medical condition.
  • Access to Affordable Medical Cannabidiol— In Iowa, the prices of Medical Cannabidiol are regulated by the Department of Health and the laws related to the Medical Cannabidiol Act (Iowa Code 124E). With a Medical Cannabidiol Card, patients can enjoy stable Medical Cannabidiol prices. This also gives you the privilege to shop around and select a dispensary with a competent staff who knows what products will work with your condition.

We Provide Instant Access to Qualified IA Medical Cannabidiol Doctors

To receive an Medical Cannabidiol Card for Medical Cannabidiol in Iowa, you need to obtain a physician’s statement and recommendation to certify that you have one of the qualifying medical conditions. After the certification form has been signed off by the physician, the application can be submitted to the Department of Public Health with your photo ID & payment. If approved the patient can then visit any Department of Transportation to have their Medical Cannabidiol Card made.

If you go to our Iowa “Marijuana Doctors” page, you can enter your zip code and the doctors close to your residence will appear in the search results. For each doctor displayed, you’ll have the opportunity to review reviews left by previous patients and ask all questions before requesting an appointment. The doctors listed on our website are prompt, efficient and committed to providing the certification you need to receive your card.

Get All the Help You Need Here

At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we provide step-by-step guidance for all patients and caregivers who need to obtain a Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Card. We assist you throughout all the stages of the certification and registration process. We also provide all the information and connections you need to meet every legal and regulatory requirement to get your card without delay.

For more details on how to obtain your Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Card, continue reading below or contact us if you need further assistance. Our goal is to make the process quick and easy so you can get the medicine you need.

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* Please note: Physicians will not “prescribe” Medical Cannabidiol the same way other pharmaceutical medications are prescribed to patients. The State of Iowa has developed verification for Medical Cannabidiol authorization. Meaning a physician may issue a written recommendation to a particular patient that has been diagnosed with a qualifying condition, but they still must register with the state. The state will then verify the recommendation, approve the application and will be able to provide a Medical Cannabidiol Card to the patient to use at a certified Dispensary.

A Iowa Medical Cannabidiol patient must have their Medical Cannabidiol Card on them at all times, as this is protection against any legal prosecution. The State has created a patient database to issue a particular certification number for alternative medicine. In addition, the recommending physician is required to explain the potential risks and benefits Medical Cannabidiol use to the patient, or their legal guardian.

If you are a patient who is unable to fill your Medical Cannabidiol Recommendation, there are many ways to receive Medical Cannabidiol. Patients can designate a caregiver to receive their Medical Cannabidiol or have their Medical Cannabidiol delivered to their home.

How to Get a Medical Cannabidiol Card in Iowa

  • Patient’s must be aged eighteen (18) years of age or older. If a patient is under the age of eighteen (18) they must have a caregiver complete a separate Caregiver Application as well.
  • Must be a resident of Iowa with a valid Iowa I.D. as proof of residency
  • Obtain a copy of your medical records indicating that you are diagnosed with a qualifying condition. Learn how to request your medical records
  • Obtain a Healthcare Practitioner Certification Form from a physician licensed in the state of Iowa that you suffer from a qualifying condition. Be sure to bring your medical records with you to your appointment.
  • Complete an Adult Patient Registration Form and submit it to the Department of Public Health (DPH).
    • All applications must include:
      1. Completed & signed Healthcare Practitioner Certification Form,
      2. Completed Adult Patient Application
      3. Copy of photo ID
        • Valid IA Driver’s License or
        • Valid IA Identification Card
      4. Payment of $100.00 (unless patient is applicable for a reduced fee or is a minor patient):
        • Application fee is waived for minors, but the $25 Application Fee for Caregivers still applies.
        • Reduced Fee is $25 and is only for patients who can provide proof using one of the following: Copy of Social Security Disability Benefit (SSDI) Notice, Copy of proof of receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment, Copy of Iowa Medicaid Member Card or Copy of Hawk-I Member Card.
  • If your application is approved by the DPH, you can then visit any Department of Transportation (DOT) location to have your Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card created.
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