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How to get medical cannabis in Iowa? 

If you’re an Iowan of any age who suffers from one of the qualifying medical conditions for medicinal cannabis treatment, such as cancer or chronic pain, you may be eligible to become a patient. Find a doctor to sign your application today!

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Iowa Medical Conditions

Many conditions qualify for medical cannabis in Iowa.

  • PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Seizures
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Autism
  • Corticobasal degeneration
  • Parkinson's disease
  • AIDS or HIV
  • Any terminal illness
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Steps to get an Iowa medical cannabis card.

Download Iowa Department of Public Health medical cannabidioil registration card

Step 1

Get your form signed

Schedule an appointment with a healthcare practitioner to discuss using medicinal cannabis. Ask for certification that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions for medicinal cannabis treatment by filling out the application.

Your application can be signed by any MD, DO, ARNP, PA, APRN or podiatrist in Iowa. Click here to find a doctor today. Your THC purchase limit can be increased by using this waiver form.

Get certification from your physician.

Step 2


Upload your signed application to the Iowa Department of Public Health website. A printed form is also available.

Applications are often approved same-day. You are eligible to purchase as soon as you are approved.

For more information about applying, contact one of our dispensaries.

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Step 3

Visit a Dispensary

Medical cannabis products are available at licensed dispensaries across Iowa. An Iowa medical cannabis card and current government-issued ID are required to visit.


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