In Iowa, 14 medical conditions qualify eligible patients for medical marijuana treatment.
To obtain a medical cannabidiol registration card in Iowa, the applicant must be diagnosed with one or more of these qualifying debilitating medical conditions:
Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Act makes provision for the addition of new medical conditions, including medical treatments of debilitating diseases, to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana access. It empowers a Medical Cannabidiol Board to seek, accept, review, and rule on petitions submitted by members of the public. The Board then passes their decisions to the state’s Board of Medicine for their approval or denial. Conditions approved, and added to the qualifying list, by both Boards include ulcerative colitis, autism, and corticobasal degeneration.
No. Under the Iowa medical cannabis program, healthcare providers can only recommend medical marijuana for approved qualifying medical conditions listed in the state’s Medical Cannabidiol Act.
Yes. Before considering an application for a medical cannabis card, the Bureau of Cannabis Regulation of the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services requires a written certification from a healthcare practitioner. This certification must be from a provider with a bona fide provider-patient relationship with the patient and clearly state that the patient has a qualifying debilitating condition. They only healthcare practitioners that can recommend patients for medical marijuana in Iowa are state-licensed:
Besides living with a qualifying condition, Iowa requires an eligible patient applying for its medical cannabidiol registration card to also be a permanent resident of the state. Any resident aged 18 or older can apply for the state’s medical cannabis card. Eligible applicants under the age of 18 require the consent of their parents or legal guardians.