Who qualifies for Medical Marijuana in the State of Iowa?
The Iowa Department of Health and Senior Services (“DHSS”) has approved a number of qualifying conditions that will allow patients to access Medical Marijuana in Iowa. The qualifying conditions identified by the DHSS include any chronic or debilitating condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis.
Why do I need an Iowa Medical Marijuana Card?
A Iowa Medical Marijuana Card is a personal identification card that shows the patient is qualified to purchase, consume, store and transport medical marijuana in Iowa. In addition, a Iowa Medical Marijuana Card verifies that your name has been added to the Iowa Medical Marijuana Registry by a Licensed Iowa Physician. With this card, you can:
1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries in the State of Iowa
2. Possess Marijuana and Marijuana Products in the State of Iowa
3. Consume Marijuana and Marijuana Products in the State of Iowa
How do I get an Iowa Medical Marijuana Card?
To obtain your Iowa Medical Marijuana card, you need to have a Iowa Medical Marijuana doctor confirm that you suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions and recommend Medical Marijuana as part of your treatment plan.
You must visit a state-licensed physician (not a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) to obtain a physician certification.
Am I guaranteed to get approved for medical marijuana after visiting your office?
We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as the doctor is the only person that makes the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments. However, you do not have to worry as the entire cost of an appointment will be a nominal flat fee if you, for whatever reason, are not approved by the doctor.
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