Iowa Medical Marijuana Card Cost

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How Much Does the Iowa Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

The Iowa medical cannabis program allows patients, diagnosed with qualifying medical conditions, and their named caregivers to apply for its digital medical cannabidiol registration card. The state stopped issuing physical cards in the first half of 2022. Therefore, patients and caregivers receive digital copies of their new and renewed cards at the email addresses provided in their registrations. Before applying for a medical cannabis card in Iowa, a patient must visit their healthcare provider to obtain a signed copy of the Healthcare Practitioner Certification Form.

Cost of Physician Visitation

Iowa only allows these healthcare providers to certifying patients for medical cannabis use:

  • Doctors of Medicine (MDs)
  • Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs)
  • Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs)
  • Physician Assistants (PAs)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)

These healthcare practitioners must be registered to practice in the State of Iowa and have a bona fide care relationship with the patients they certify.

While medical providers do not charge patients for completing their certification forms, they usually charge for the consultation leading to certifying them for medical cannabis use. Patients in Iowa seeking healthcare practitioner certification may expect to pay $100 - $400 for this consultation depending on location and type of medical practice. Note that Iowa requires patients to recertify annually when they renew their registrations and MMJ cards.

Iowa Medical Marijuana Card Fee

Iowa charges $100 for each patient registration and medical cannabidiol registration card. However, certain patients may qualify for a reduced fee of $25 if they provide proof of their Veteran status, Social Security Disability Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Iowa Medicaid or Hawk-I membership. Caregivers joining the Iowa medical cannabidiol program pay $25 for their MMJ cards. Iowa charges the same fees for initial registration and medical cannabis card renewal.

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