Qualifying Conditions

Qualifying Medical Conditions for Medicinal Cannabis Treatment in Iowa

To qualify in Iowa for treatment that uses medicinal cannabis, a patient (age 18 or older) must be able to prove permanent Iowa residency and provide physician certification of at least one of the following qualifying medical conditions:

  • Cancer — with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting
  • Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • AIDS or HIV (as defined in Iowa Code, section 141A.1)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Untreatable Pain
  • Parkinson's disease
  • 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