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How to Qualify for an Iowa Marijuana Card

Is Marijuana Legal in the State of Iowa? 

There is promising progress for medical marijuana in Iowa! The state is looking to expand licensing for more medical cannabis dispensaries in the near future, meaning better access for patients looking for natural relief. As of right now, medical marijuana with a THC level of more than 3% is not yet legal in the state of Iowa. However, registered patients and caregivers are allowed to purchase medical CBD products from a state-licensed dispensary. 


While medical marijuana is not yet fully legal in Iowa, it is always a good idea to start planning ahead! Sign up today for more information and updates on the legalization of medical marijuana in Iowa and be one of the first people to receive your Iowa Marijuana Card. 


How to Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Iowa

Once medical marijuana is legalized, there will be further guidelines. Iowa Marijuana Card will keep you posted with the most up-to-date information for how to qualify and what to do when it’s time to get your marijuana card. As for now, these are tentative qualifications:

-       Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition

-       Visit a physician and receive an official certification from an Iowa doctor

-       Be an Iowa resident with proof of residency (valid Iowa driver’s license or state ID card) 

What Conditions Are Approved for Treatment With Medical Marijuana?

Considering the details about the Iowa medical marijuana program still need to be finalized, this is a list of qualifying conditions associated with the treatment of medical marijuana in other US states: 

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease

  • Cancer with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia (wasting disease)

  • Chronic pain

  • Corticobasal degeneration

  • Crohn’s disease


  • Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Seizures

  • Severe, intractable autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior

  • Severe, intractable pediatric autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors

  • Terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following:

    • Cachexia, or severe wasting disease

    • Nausea or severe vomiting

    • Severe or chronic pain

    • Nausea or severe vomiting

    • Cachexia (wasting disease)

  • Ulcerative colitis

3 Easy Steps

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Step 1

Schedule an evaluation with one of our friendly marijuana doctors at any location throughout Iowa!

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Step 2

Visit our office for your in-person evaluation with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.

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Step 3

With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card from the Iowa Department of Health.

How to Get Approved for an Iowa Medical Marijuana Card ​

If you are suffering from one or more of the following conditions above, you are most likely eligible for an Iowa Marijuana Card. The next step is to find a compassionate doctor who can recommend medical marijuana as a treatment option. This is where we can help!

How to Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Iowa ​

The easiest way to find an Iowa medical marijuana doctor is to contact us! All of our doctors at Iowa Marijuana card and thoroughly trained with the knowledge needed to properly recommend or prescribe medical marijuana. We understand the difficult rules and specific regulations which is why we will carefully walk you through the entire process, from collecting medical records before your appointment to submitting your recommendation to the State Board of Pharmacy after the appointment. 


At Iowa Marijuana Card, we make it easy to meet with a doctor through our telemedicine platform. This platform allows you to meet with your doctor at your convenience and at your home, through a smartphone, tablet, or computer. 


Suppose your Iowa Marijuana doctor believes that medical marijuana is an effective treatment option. In that case, they will provide a signed certificate that will be submitted to the Iowa Department of Health or another regulating authority. Once Iowa legalizes medical marijuana, you will have access to dispensaries across the state, with your medical marijuana card. 

What Information and Forms Are Required When a Patient Applies for a Medical Marijuana ID Card?

When Iowa adopts a full medical marijuana program, the state will likely require the following when submitting your application:

• The application form

• The completed Physician Written Certification

• Photocopy of your Iowa-issued driver's license or state ID, please be aware that your name and address on your application form must match what is listed on your Iowa driver's license or ID

• A nonrefundable application fee.

Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your Office?

At Iowa Marijuana Card, we cannot guarantee that you will be approved, since it is determined only by the Iowa Marijuana Card doctor. In order to make it as likely as possible to be approved, we recommend bringing in all of your medical records and documents in regards to your current conditions. 


​Why Get an Iowa Medical Marijuana Card?

Effective Treatment

If you are currently suffering from one or more of the qualifying conditions, we highly recommend talking to a doctor about trying medical marijuana as a treatment regimen. Our doctors and staff at Iowa Marijuana Card are highly trained professionals who want to help those who are suffering seek alternative treatment options. 


Dispensary Access

Once Medical Marijuana is legalized in the state of Iowa, patients will have access to dispensaries all over the state. These dispensaries will allow patients to purchase different types of marijuana products. These products can include capsules, liquids, tablets, creams, gels, lotions, ointments, patches, and vapes. 


Patient Product Confidence

Each licensed Iowa Dispensary will have a wide variety of Marijuana flowers (also known as ‘bud’) providing each patient with the opportunity to obtain the perfect match of THC and CBD strength as well as a blend of Indica and Sativa. Based on guidance from the Iowa Department of Health, beginning in January 2020 and thereafter, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries will open across the State of Iowa. These dispensaries will carry all types of medical marijuana products, including edibles, oils, patches, and vapes. However, a patient is required to have an Iowa Medical Marijuana Card issued by the IDH to gain access to any of Iowa's world-class dispensaries.


Legal Protection ​

Having an Iowa medical marijuana card allows you to legally possess, transport, and consume marijuana products. This will make it easy to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are following and obeying the law. 


Access to Other States ​

An Iowa Marijuana Card will get you access to all dispensaries located within the state. That's a given, but you might end up getting more value than you originally anticipated. Many states with medical marijuana laws already on the books offer reciprocity with their program. What this means is that your marijuana card from Iowa will allow you to purchase marijuana in states that have similar requirements.


I Have a Qualifying Medical Condition, Now How Do I Get Approved?

If you are currently suffering from one or more of the qualifying conditions above, then you are eligible for medical marijuana treatment in Iowa. In order to purchase medical marijuana once it is legalized, you will have to have an Iowa Marijuana Card. The easiest way to receive your own Iowa medical marijuana card is through our site and our provided services.  

What Is an Iowa Medical Marijuana Card?

At Iowa Marijuana Card, we understand the difficulties and confusion regarding medical marijuana rules and regulations in Iowa. Our incredible staff is here to walk you through the entire process and start your healing as soon as possible. Sign up today to be one of the first people to receive their Iowa Marijuana Card.

Please give us a call today at (866) 443-1122 if you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment.​

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