Qualifying patients and caregivers must obtain medical certifications from medical marijuana doctors in Iowa to use medical cannabis. However, only Iowa-licensed physicians can review and recommend patients with qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in the state.
Yes. According to the state’s Medical Cannabidiol Act, patients with qualifying debilitating medical conditions must make appointments with Iowa medical marijuana doctors before they can use medical marijuana. Healthcare practitioners can also recommend medical cannabis to qualifying patients under 18 years (minors).
The following Iowa-licensed healthcare practitioners can recommend medical cannabis to qualifying patients in the state:
There is no official Iowa medical marijuana doctor list.
Patients with qualifying conditions in Iowa can find medical marijuana doctors in the state by asking friends and families for recommendations. The state does not have a database of medical marijuana physicians.
Yes. Medical marijuana card doctors in Iowa can use telemedicine services to consult with qualifying cannabis patients. Telemedicine allows medical marijuana patients to meet their healthcare practitioners remotely, providing convenience and improved access to healthcare.
An Iowa medical marijuana doctor can recommend up to 4.5 grams of medical cannabis products per 90 days to a qualifying marijuana patient. However, an additional amount of cannabis may be recommended for patients with terminal illnesses. To recommend additional cannabis for patients, the physician must fill out the 4.5g THC Waiver Form and indicate the new purchase limit for the patient.