Iowa recognizes medicinal marijuana’s effectiveness as a therapy for debilitating diseases that impair patients’ quality of life. That’s why the state enacted medicinal cannabis legalization legislation in 2017. Then, in December of 2018, they established a regulatory and supervisory framework and began selling cannabis consumables.
Any Iowan with a valid medical marijuana card may purchase cannabis, CBD, and THC products from the state’s dispensaries according to Iowa state law. Marijuana extracts and edibles are examples of such goods. These cannabis products are grown, processed, and marketed in accordance with stringent safety and quality standards.
Because medical marijuana has been proven to help so many patients, Iowa has issued over 23,000 marijuana cards since its program’s establishment.
Obtaining a medical cannabis card is the first step in efficiently managing your symptoms and protecting your quality of life. Submitting thorough and precise documents can accelerate the application process and quickly convert you into an official medical marijuana patient.
The first step in obtaining an MMJ card is to visit a physician. Iowa allows medical marijuana certifications to be issued in person or via telemedicine. This means you may complete the full procedure via phone.
Your doctor will inquire about your medical history and any debilitating medical conditions you may have. Then they will evaluate cannabis’s capacity to alleviate your symptoms. They will also detail the advantages and potential side effects of medicinal marijuana.
The quickest and most convenient way to apply is through the gateway on the Iowa Department of Public Health website.
A complete application will include:
Check your application to ensure it is correct and comprehensive. Then double-check it. Make certain that all papers included in the application are readable.
You can pay your application fee with a debit card, credit card, or e-check. The cost is $100.
Applicants who provide a waiver, such as a scanned copy of a Social Security Disability Benefit notice (SSDI notice), a receipt of Supplemental Security Income Payment (SSI receipt), an Iowa Medicaid member card, or a Hawk-I member card, are eligible for a $25 price reduction.
The Sanctuary Wellness Institute can assist you if you are exploring using cannabis to address a medical issue. We will put you in touch with a registered Iowa medical marijuana doctor who will examine your qualifying condition and provide you with a recommendation.
We only refer prospective patients to doctors who believe in the transformative potential of medicinal cannabis. Our doctors can educate you about medical cannabis and its various health benefits.
Our team is familiar with the standards for candidates in Iowa. We will guide you through the application process so that your application is comprehensive and accurate. To learn more, contact us today.