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Booking your appointment to get your medical marijuana card has never been easier. Just pull up our calendar by clicking Book Now, selecting your state, and then choosing the day and time that works best for you. We can even file your application with the state by selecting the full-service add-on. Everything can be done from home and using a smartphone.

Your Information is 100% Secure

Our secure site allows you to safely file your personal information with 256-bit encryption, versioning, and audit tracking. Once you’ve booked and paid for your appointment, you’ll be prompted to log into your dashboard to complete your intake and health form. After those are filled out, all you have to do is log in to speak with a doctor at your appointment time. We also offer discounts for veterans, medicare, and will submit state paperwork if you like.

HIPAA-Compliant Privacy

Using HIPAA-compliant telemedicine software, you’ll have a personal consultation with a licensed physician. Once that is complete you’ll either have us submit your paperwork or download your physician form and submit that to the state to complete the application process. With a team of professionals available to help you through the process, you’ll quickly see why Elevate Holistics is the obvious choice for going through Missouri’s medical marijuana licensing system.

Des Moines Marijuana Laws

Des Moines, Iowa marijuana laws are relatively strict when compared to many other parts of the United States. However, there is a medical marijuana program to help patients with long-term health conditions get the care that they need. The state initially legalized CBD oil in 2014 for medical use. They expanded the program further in 2017 and again in 2020.

Today, medical marijuana patients in Des Moines can purchase CBD products that also contain small amounts of THC. The current possession limits allow each patient to purchase up to 4.5 grams of THC over a 90-day period. Patients that require higher amounts THC can get an exemption from their healthcare provider.

Des Moines recreational weed remains illegal. If you are caught with marijuana without a medical card, you could be charged with a misdemeanor crime. This could result in fines as well as prison time.

There have been initiatives throughout Iowa to legalize marijuana on a recreational level, but none have been successful thus far. Legalizing marijuana in Des Moines, Iowa would require a new vote from the state legislature. However, CBD products derived from hemp are now legal in Des Moines and around Iowa for recreational use. These products are sold through designated CBD shops rather than dispensaries.

Who qualifies for medical marijuana?

To qualify for medical marijuana in Des Moines, Iowa, you must have one of the state’s designated qualifying conditions. These conditions include chronic painPTSDMScancer, autism, seizures, ALSulcerative colitisHIV/AIDSParkinson’s disease, Chron’s disease, corticobasal degeneration, and any terminal illness. A qualified physician must verify that you have one of these conditions in order to get your medical marijuana card.

How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card

The first step to getting your medical marijuana card in Iowa is to download the healthcare certification form from the Iowa Office of Medical Cannabidiol. Next, you’ll need to make an appointment with a certifying physician. Not all doctors are able or willing to prescribe medical marijuana, so you’ll want to check and make sure before making an appointment.

One of the easiest ways to do this is through a telehealth provider like Elevate Holistics. Elevate Holistics offers secure online appointments with medical marijuana doctors in Des Moines, Iowa. This way, you can get your certification in less than an hour, without having to leave the comfort of your home.

Once your doctor has verified that you have a qualifying condition, you’ll need to go online and fill out the patient registration. This is where you will upload your certification and answer some basic questions about yourself. You will also need to provide a copy of a valid Iowa photo ID and pay the registration fee. This fee is $100 for most patients and $25 for patients who qualify for reduced fees.

If the state approves your application, you will receive a temporary card via email as well as a permanent card via mail. You will then be able to visit a Des Moines dispensary and purchase the products you need.

You will need to renew your medical marijuana card every year. The process for renewing your medical marijuana card is very similar to the initial application process. You will receive a reminder from the state 60 days before your card is set to expire, so you will have time to get re-certified and submit a renewal application.

Medical Marijuana Doctors in Des Moines, Iowa

To get your medical marijuana certification, you’ll need to visit a doctor who is licensed to do so. Not all doctors in Iowa are willing to provide medical marijuana certifications. They also must be registered with the Iowa Department of Public Health in order to do so.

While you can visit a doctor in person to get your certification, you can also set up an appointment online. Elevate Holistics works with medical marijuana doctors to offer secure and HIPAA-compliant online appointments. Our doctors are very knowledgeable about medical marijuana and can recommend the best products for your needs. Additionally, they can walk you through the process of applying for medical marijuana in Iowa.

Medical Marijuanas Card Cost

To get Des Moines medicinal marijuana, you’ll need to pay the Iowa state application fee. This fee is $100 for most patients. However, a reduced application fee of $25 is available for patients who qualify for SSDI or Medicaid. You will need to provide proof of eligibility for these programs in order to get the reduced application fee.

You’ll also need to pay for any medical marijuana-related doctor’s appointments. This is because marijuana is not legal on a federal level yet. The cost of a medical marijuana appointment can vary widely depending on the individual doctor that you are seeing. Elevate Holistics has telehealth appointments available starting at $75 per session. However, some doctors may charge $250 or more for their appointments.

Where To Buy Marijuana in Des Moines

Once you have your medical marijuana card, you can visit a dispensary in Des Moines, Iowa to purchase the products you need. Wondering where to buy edibles in Des Moines? There is one major medical dispensary in Des Moines that is available only to medical cardholders.

At this dispensary, you will be able to shop a wide variety of products with varying levels of THC. You will be able to choose from flower, oils, edibles, and a variety of other products depending on your unique needs. When you visit, you will be required to show your medical marijuana card and provide proof of identification. The staff will be able to answer any questions you have and recommend products that make sense for your medical needs.

In addition to a traditional medical marijuana dispensary, there are also stores where you can buy CBD edibles in Des Moines, Iowa. These products are derived from hemp and do not contain any THC. These products are likely not strong enough for those who need medical marijuana treatment but can be helpful for minor ailments or just relaxing.

Are there any medical marijuana dispensaries in Des Moines, IA?

There is currently one medical marijuana dispensary in the Des Moines area. Iowa’s medical marijuana program is still relatively limited when compared to other states. However, this program may expand in the future with more dispensaries.

Can I grow medical marijuana in Des Moines?

Unfortunately, home growing is not allowed in Iowa under any circumstances, even if you have a medical marijuana card. All marijuana products must be purchased from a Des Moines marijuana dispensary from a licensed grower. If you are caught growing marijuana on your premises, you could face legal consequences, including fines or even jail time.

Caregiver Marijuana Rules

Patients who are under the age of 18 or who cannot physically visit the dispensary can designate a caregiver to help them in Iowa. The caregiver must be over the age of 18 and appointed by the patient’s doctor. They also must live in Iowa or live in a bordering state. Caregivers will need to apply along with their patients – the application process is very similar to applying as a patient on your own. The caregiver will receive a medical card to purchase products for their patients but cannot purchase any marijuana for themselves.

Most frequently MMJ asked questions

  • Is medical marijuana legal in Iowa?

    Unfortunately, medical marijuana is not yet fully legal in Iowa. The state has crafted a program that allows “medical cannabis” for patients with qualifying conditions, but the products allowed are limited. The law states that the products sold at Iowa dispensaries cannot contain “more than a combined total of four and one-half grams of total THC to a patient in a 90-day period.” Essentially, this means that medical patients have access to products with THC, but they must be offset by CBD percentages.

    Until 2020, CBD products in Iowa couldn’t contain more than 3% THC. Thankfully, the state eliminated this regulation, understanding that some patients may require higher THC percentages than others.

  • Is CBD legal in Iowa?

    Thankfully, yes, CBD is legal in Iowa. The Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act 2017 legalized CBD for patients with qualifying medical conditions. At the time, there was a 3% THC cap on these products, but that has since been lifted. Today, you can purchase marijuana-derived CBD products of varying types from the limited dispensaries around the state.

  • How to apply for a medical marijuana card in Iowa

    To apply for a medical card in Iowa, you have to first meet with a qualified practitioner that can verify you qualify for medical cannabidiol. Once they approve you and you have certification, you’ll head on over to the Iowa Department of Public Health website. Simply follow the prompt they provide and fill out the information needed. The site states that IDPH medical card applications may be approved in as little as 24 hours.

    As soon as the IDPH approves you for medical cannabidiol and you get your card, you can visit a dispensary and start shopping. The process for getting your IDPH medical card is a lot more straightforward and quick than other states’ processes.

  • Who can prescribe medical marijuana?

    In Iowa, medical cannabidiol isn’t prescribed. Once you have your medical card, you can simply visit one of the state’s dispensaries and purchase the products you want and need.

    In terms of getting your medical card recommendation, any MD, DO, ARNP, PA, APRN, or podiatrist in Iowa can certify you. You just have to find a doctor that’s willing to give MMJ a chance.

  • How much does a medical card cost?

    To get an Iowa medical card, you have to pay a fee of $100 or $25 with a copy of your Social Security Disability or Medicaid card. On top of this, you may also have to pay for your appointment with your qualifying physician. The cost of these appointments varies depending on where you go.

  • How long does it take to get a medical card?

    Getting a medical card in Iowa doesn’t take too long. When you apply, the state may process your application within 24 hours. If not, it should only take a few days (about 3-5). As soon as you’re approved, the state sends you a temporary medical card so you can start purchasing your products right away. When your permanent card is ready, you can pick it up at any Iowa DMV or courthouse.

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