The Iowa Department of Public Health offers Medical Marijuana through the Office of Medical Cannabidiol. It permits a patient to possess low THC Cannabidiol. Applications can only be submitted by mail.
Who can qualify?
To be approved for the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol program you must be a permanent resident of Iowa and 18 years of age or older, or have a parent or guardian apply as a primary caregiver. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- Cancer (with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia)
- Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms;
- AIDS or HIV
- Crohn’s disease
- Any terminal illness with a life expectancy under one year that causes severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Untreatable pain
How much does it cost?
$100 payable by check (made out to Iowa Department of Public Health) or cash. $25 if the patient qualifies for a reduced application fee.
How do I apply?
To apply for an Iowa Medical Marijuana card do the following:
- Print out a patient application form
- Visit with your physician and have them fill out the Health Care Practitioner Certification. The application must be received no later than 60 days from your physician’s signature.
- Gather the required documents, including valid photo identification and proof of residency
- Pay the application fee
- Submit your application by mail