Become a Patient

Who can become a patient? 

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.

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Qualifying Medical Conditions

Learn which medical conditions qualify for medical cannabis treatment in the state of 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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Follow these steps to obtain an Iowa medical cannabis card and begin receiving treatment:

Download Iowa Department of Public Health medical cannabidioil registration card

Step 1

Get certification from your healthcare practitioner.

Schedule an appointment with your 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. Your THC purchase limit can be increased by asking your healthcare practitioner to sign the waiver form linked here.

Get certification from your physician.

Step 2


Complete the online application for a medical cannabis card from the Iowa Department of Public Health website. A printed form is also available.

Applications may be approved as fast as 24 hours. 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 is available at multiple licensed dispensaries across Iowa. To check in at the door, you will need your Iowa medical cannabis card and current government-issued ID.  

MedPharm Iowa welcomes you to visit our dispensaries in Windsor Heights and Sioux City. Please call ahead to schedule a consultation for your first visit to a dispensary. Be sure to complete the patient intake form before arriving.

Patient Intake Form(pDF – 500KB)

Renewing your card?

Visit any MPI dispensary with your renewed card and receive $50 in MedPharm Iowa vouchers.

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