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Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Iowa Today!

Book your appointment in 15 minutes and get certified in your state!

You're in Good Hands Here

Which is why we have over 20,000 certified patients!

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We're Reliable

All of our evaluations are risk-free. If you aren’t certified, we’ll refund

100% of your fee. 

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We're Quick

It can take as little as 15 minutes to book an appointment with a doctor in your state! 

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We're Efficient

We’ll help you complete your application with the state and guide you closely after your appointment to get you your medical card. 

Benefits of getting your Iowa Medical Card

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Being a medical patient is the only legal way to use the treatment in Iowa

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There is no pathway to legal use in Iowa yet. It is several years away from being easily accessible

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Save on medication! Being a medical card patient helps you save money on taxes

FAQs on the Iowa
Medical Card Program

Have questions about how to get a medical marijuanas card in IA? Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about medical marijuana in Iowa. Don’t see your question? Check out our FAQs page.  

    • 18 years of age or older (minors will need to submit a birth certificate and documentation of legal guardianship)

    • A Health Care Provider Certification (That’s what we give you!)

    • Proof of Iowa residency such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID

    • A phone or electronic device for your telemedicine appointment 

  • In IA, medical marijuanas card costs vary. Here’s a quick breakdown:

    • $140 for New Patient Medical Card evaluation

    • $120 for a Renewing Patient Medical Card Evaluation

    • $100 to register with the state to become a medical patient unless you qualify for the reduced fee of $25

  • IA has many conditions that qualify for medical card. Here is a list, from their website:

    • Cancer- if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting,

    • Seizures

    • Crohn's disease

    • Chronic pain

    • Multiple Sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms

    • AIDS or HIV (as defined in Iowa Code, section 141A.1)

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    • Any terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year- if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting,

    • Ulcerative Colitis

    • Severe, intractable pediatric autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors

    • Severe, intractable autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors

    • Corticobasal Degeneration

  • Minor patients (under 18 years old) and any adult patients who need a caregiver will need the caregiver to complete a separate caregiver registration application Please see the                  for the caregiver application. Registration cards are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.

  • Medical cannabis cardholders in other states are also allowed to possess medical cannabis products in Iowa, so long as the products are in a form authorized by Iowa's law, according to Iowa HHS. However, out-of-state cards cannot be used to purchase products from Iowa dispensaries.

  • In addition to learning the process for how to get a medical marijuanas card, IA residents often want to know the general timeline. The process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in IA including the evaluation of your qualified patient application, can take up to 30 business days.

    • After you get your doctor’s note, you’ll turn in an application to the state of Iowa

    • It takes approximately 3 weeks for Iowa to issue your medical card after receiving your application.


  • In Iowa, patients have access to a diverse range of medical marijuana products:

    • Flower: The classic form of cannabis, consisting of the plant's dried buds, used for smoking or vaporization.

    • Concentrates: High-potency extracts from the cannabis plant, available in forms like oil, wax, and shatter.

    • Edible Products: Foods infused with cannabis, such as gummies, brownies, cookies, or chocolates, offer an alternative to inhalation. Edibles have a delayed onset but longer-lasting effects.

    • Tincture Extracts: Liquid extracts of cannabis, usually administered sublingually (under the tongue), offering a smokeless option with precise dosing.

    • Topical Applications: Cannabis-infused creams, oils, and balms can be applied to the skin for localized relief from pain, inflammation, and soreness.

    • Capsules: Digestible capsules containing cannabis oil or dried cannabis, providing a smokeless consumption method.

    • Transdermal Patches: Patches are adhered to the skin to steadily release cannabis into the bloodstream, offering consistent and extended relief.

    • Vaporization: Devices heat cannabis flowers or concentrates to a point where cannabinoids and terpenes turn into vapor, avoiding the harmful byproducts of smoking.

    The availability of these products may vary by dispensary. Consult with your physician to determine the most suitable product and dosage for your medication

  • In Iowa, medical marijuana cards are valid for one years and must be renewed every year. 

  • While Iowa has its own medical marijuana program, some states do recognize out-of-state medical cards. However, it's important to note that each state has its own set of qualifying conditions and regulations around medical and recreational cannabis. In certain states, you might need to apply for a local medical card to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary. Always check the specific medical marijuana laws of the state you're visiting.

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