qualifying a patient
To legally receive or administer treatment using medical cannabis in Iowa, patients or primary caregivers must have medical cannabis registration cards. To obtain a card, patients are required to submit applications with certification from their primary healthcare practitioners that they have a qualifying debilitating medical condition. Learn more on the IDPH website: idph.iowa.gov/cbd/For-Physicians
A short-list of recommended research, summaries, and guidance involving cannabis and the approved conditions in Iowa.
find a doctor
An Iowa licensed Doctor, MD, or ARNP needs to sign your application. The most commonly approved condition is chronic pain.
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Who is a Practitioner?
Any Iowa licensed MD, DO, PA, ARNP or DPM is able to certify patients for an Iowa medical cannabis card. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) defines a healthcare practitioner as an individual licensed under chapter 148 to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.
CERTifying is not a prescription.
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