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Elevate Holistics has served thousands of patients, and is innovating to provide doctors & patients a better medical marijuana evaluation experience. Check out how we have helped these people:

Trusted by More than 70,000 plus Happy Patients and Counting

Elevate Holistics has served thousands of patients, and is innovating to provide doctors & patients a better medical marijuana evaluation experience. Check out how we have helped these people:

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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.

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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.

How To Get Medical Marijuana In Iowa

Iowa medical marijuana laws are very unique in that they only offer CBD products to patients, rather than traditional medical marijuana products like flower or edibles that contain higher amounts of THC. However, these CBD products can still be very effective for those who struggle with chronic health conditions. Here’s how to get a medical card in Iowa and other frequently asked questions about Iowa medical marijuanas laws.

Medical Marijuana Cards in Iowa

Iowa marijuana laws currently only allow for CBD products. Patients with specific qualifying conditions can still get a medical marijuana card.

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Is medical marijuana legal in Iowa?

Iowa has always had very strict cannabis laws when compared with other states. However, the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act of 2017 allows patients to access CBD products to treat medical conditions. These CBD products do not create the same “high” that traditional marijuana products do. While these products do contain some THC, it is a very small amount. However, they can still help with things like chronic pain, seizures, and more.

The state of Iowa has expanded the medical cannabidiol program multiple times since it was originally enacted in 2017. In its most recent expansion, they added more qualifying medical conditions to the list and increasing the amount of THC allowed in each prescription.

Does Iowa have recreational marijuana?

Iowa weed laws do not currently allow for recreational marijuana. While there have been initiatives for decriminalization in the past, they have not been successful. This means that if you are found in possession of marijuana without a medical card, you could be subject to legal consequences. Even if you do have a medical marijuana card, you can only possess products that fit within Iowa’s medical guidelines.

There have been initiatives in the past that push for more forgiving marijuana laws in Iowa. For example, Iowans for Medical Marijuana has worked for more inclusive medical marijuana laws. There has been a wave of recreational marijuana legalization around the country over the past decade, so it is possible that we could see this happen in Iowa in the future.

Iowa Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Before you apply for your Iowa medical card, it’s important to understand the Iowa medical marijuana requirements. Only patients with certain qualifying conditions can get a medical card in Iowa. The current qualifying conditions as defined by the Iowa Department of Public Health include:

Additionally, the current laws allow for treatment of chronic pain or severe nausea and vomiting. Many people look for good excuses to get a medical card in Illinois, but ultimately your doctor will need to determine whether or not your condition qualifies for a medical marijuana card.

What doctors in Iowa prescribe medical marijuana?

Iowa is unique in that any MD or DO can prescribe medical marijuana. ARNPs, PAs, APRNs, and podiatrists can also prescribe medical marijuana. In many other states, only doctors who are licensed with the medical marijuana board can write the prescription. Because so many medical professionals can prescribe medical marijuana in Iowa, you can get the recommendation from your primary care doctor if necessary.

If you want to save time on the process, you can also get your recommendation online through platforms like Elevate Holistics. This means you can register for an Iowa medical marijuana card without having to leave your home. Elevate Holistics allows you to make secure and HIPAA compliant online appointments with doctors who have an Iowa medical license.

How To Apply For A Medical Marijuana Card in Iowa

Applying for a medical marijuana card in Iowa is a fairly simple process. First, you will need to get a written certification from your doctor, which proves that you have one of Iowa’s qualifying conditions. Your doctor also has the option to increase the amount of THC you can purchase if you need it. They can do this by signing a waiver.

In order to get an Iowa medical card, you must be a permanent resident of Iowa. You’ll also need to either be over the age of 18 or apply with a caregiver. Once you have your medical marijuana certification, you can apply online through the Iowa Department of Public Health. You will need to prove your residency and pay the application fee, which is $100 for most patients. However, some patients will qualify for a reduced fee of $25.

Iowa approves medical marijuana applications fairly quickly, sometimes even within 24 hours. If  they determine that you qualify, you will be emailed a temporary card that you can use right away. Then, the state will mail you a permanent card within a few weeks.

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Is CBD legal in Iowa?

Yes, CBD products are currently legal in Iowa. In fact, most medical marijuana products in Iowa are derived from CBD, as the state has strict requirements about THC content in their products. It’s also important to note that CBD derived from hemp is legal on a federal level. This means you can purchase oils, edibles, and drinks that contain hemp-derived CBD even without a medical marijuana card. However, medical-grade CBD products in Iowa are highly regulated to meet safety and quality standards.

Iowa Registration Fees

When signing up for medical marijuana in Iowa, you will need to pay a registration fee. The registration fee for most patients is $100. However, some patients are eligible for reduced fees of $25. This includes patients who receive social security or disability payments, as well as patients who are currently enrolled in state or federal medical assistance programs. Caregivers will also need to pay a $25 fee when they initially register. You will need to pay the registration fee on a yearly basis when you renew your card.

It’s also important to note that insurance companies do not cover expenses related to medical marijuana yet, as marijuana is not legal on a federal level. This means that patients will need to pay out-of-pocket for their doctor’s visits during the registration process. The cost of this can vary. Elevate Holistics offers visits with medical marijuana doctors starting at $75.

Iowa Medical Marijuana Reciprocity

If you have a medical marijuana card in another state but spend a lot of time in Iowa, you may be wondering if you can access medical marijuana in Iowa. Right now, medical marijuana cards from other states do not currently allow you to purchase medical marijuana in Iowa. However, you can bring and consume your own medical marijuana prescription from your own state. Of course, you need to make sure you are consuming the marijuana in a place where it is legal, as many public spaces do not allow for marijuana consumption.

Caretaker Rules

If you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Iowa but are under the age of 18, you can still purchase medical marijuana with the help of a caregiver. You can also designate a caregiver if your physical condition prevents you from visiting the dispensary. The caregiver will need to apply online with you and pay the caregiver fee of $25. They will also need to be designated by your doctor as a necessary caregiver. Caregivers must be over the age of 18. They must live either in Iowa or in a state that borders Iowa such as Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, South Dakota, or Nebraska.

Rules For Growing Marijuana

Unfortunately, you cannot grow any marijuana at home in Iowa, even if you have a medical card. Iowa still has very strict laws about who can and cannot grow marijuana, and products at dispensaries in Iowa are very highly regulated. Right now, there are only two licensed growers in the state of Iowa, and these licenses are very difficult to obtain. If you are caught growing marijuana without a license in Iowa, you could face very strict penalties. This could include fees as high as $750 per plant as well as other legal consequences. Future marijuana legalization in Iowa could change this, but for now, it’s very important to follow the existing laws.

Dispensaries in Iowa

Once you have your medical marijuana card, you will be able to visit an Iowa dispensary to select the right products for your needs. Right now, Iowa only has five dispensaries, so you may have to drive in order to visit the nearest one. At the dispensary, the staff will help you navigate the products available to determine which one is going to be best for your needs.

Dispensaries in Iowa offer limited products when compared to other states. Pricing for Iowa medical weed is typically higher as well. Don’t hesitate to ask questions while visiting the dispensary – the staff is there to help you find the best products possible for your needs. You can also check in with your doctor to see what types of products they recommend.

Click here to learn more about medical marijuana specifically in Des Moines, Iowa.
Want to learn more about medical cannabis in Iowa? Click here to read our Iowa MMJ FAQs

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.

Medical Marijuana in Your State

Interested in getting a medical card in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oklahoma or any other state? Click the state and you’ll have all the information you need.

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