Medical Marijuana in Iowa

Medical Marijuana in IowaMedical Marijuana in Iowa

Are you looking to get your medical marijuana in Iowa? The talented team of doctors here at CalmEffect are here to help guide you through every single step of the process.

Keep reading to learn the calm effect and how to get your card for Medical Marijuana in Iowa.

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Medical cannabis can be used for many different symptoms and patients can often get a bit confused by the process. Let our talented staff help you.

Simple 3 Step Process

Want to get your medical cannabis prescription quickly and efficiently? Our 3 step process allows you to get in contact with a doctor near you fast.

Am I Eligible?

If you are in a medical marijuana state, and suffer from a condition that can be treated with cannabis, inquire with our Doctor's for a consultation today!

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Allowable Forms for Medical Marijuana Conditions for Iowa

  • Oral forms - tablets, capsules, liquids, tinctures and sublingual forms
  • Topical forms - gels, ointments, creams, lotions and transdermal patches
  • Nebulizable inhaled forms
  • Suppositories - rectal and vaginal
  • Vaporization 

Iowa - Qualifying Conditions:

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:

Iowa Code 124E authorizes the Iowa Department of Public Health to approve the issuance of a cannabidiol registration card to a patient or to a primary caregiver of a patient who has one of the conditions listed in Iowa Code section 124E.2. The current debilitating medical conditions that qualify a patient for this program include:
  • 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);
  • 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);
  • Parkinson’s disease; and
  • Untreatable pain.

To legally possess and use cannabidiol (a medical marijuana extract) in Iowa, a patient or primary caregiver must submit an application to the Iowa Department of Public Health, and if approved, obtain a cannabidiol registration card from the Iowa Department of Transportation.  Learn more about cannabidiol registration card eligibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Connect with our MMJ Doctors in Iowa

With a growing roster of Doctors who can prescribe cannabis all over Iowa, CalmEffect is ready to help. Learn how you can get your medical card in Iowa by filling out the form on this page.

Our 3-Step Doctor Process Works

By following these steps, if your doctor recommends medical marijuana as a solution for your condition and unique symptoms, you'll be eligible for a medical marijuana card with access to our growing roster of dispensaries across the entire state. Mail-order and walk ins are available.

If you are ready to start your journey with Medical Marijuana in Iowa, we are here to help you.

Where to Buy Marijuana in Iowa

Visit our Marijuana Dispensary Locations Page for Iowa to find out where you can access your meds.

Stay Updated with CalmEffect, Iowa!

1/8/21 - Dozens of Iowa Democratic elected officials—state lawmakers, mayors, county commissioners, and more—held a press conference to announce plans to push for marijuana legalization in 2021.

11/30/20 - The Drug Enforcement Administration rejected an activist's petition to exempt Iowa’s medical cannabis program from federal prohibition—but now the state itself is considering filing its own request for the accommodation.

11/10/20 - A Des Moines, Iowa task force issued recommendations on making marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority.

11/9/20 - A Des Moines, Iowa task force will release its recommendations on making marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority on Monday.

9/24/20 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa's police chief said he is open to lobbying state lawmakers to lessen marijuana penalties.

9/16/20 - Iowa regulators published a market analysis of the state's limited medical cannabis program.

8/3/20 - Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) wrote a constituent letter explaining his opposition to legalizing marijuana.

6/30/20 - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed a medical cannabis reform bill that replaces a 3% THC per-product cap with a 4.5 grams of THC per 90-day period limit and adds new qualifying conditions, among other changes.

6/23/20 - The Des Moines, Iowa City Council approved a measure to create a task force to study minimizing marijuana enforcement.

6/22/20 - Iowa's medical cannabis patient count has dropped by a third during the coronavirus pandemic as patients had difficulty renewing their registration cards. 

6/19/20 - The Des Moines, Iowa City Council will consider a resolution to create a task for to study making marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority on Monday.

6/18/20 - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed a hemp bill.

6/9/20 - Iowa regulators rescinded a bid proposal to license additional CBD medical cannabis dispensaries and plan to reissue a revised call for applications in light of pending changes to the program.

6/8/20 - Iowa lawmakers sent Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) a hemp bill.

6/4/20 - Iowa lawmakers sent Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) a bill to set a per-person medical cannabis THC limit of 4.5 grams in 90 days.

6/2/20 - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed a bill tying state approval of cannabis-based medicines to federal law.

4/1/20 - Two of Iowa's five CBD medical cannabis dispensaries have permanently closed.

3/17/20 - A poll found that Iowa adults support legalizing marijuana, 53%-41%, and back expanding the state's limited medical cannabis law, 81%-13%. 

3/11/20 - The Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill to amend the state's limited medical cannabis program to allow patients to obtain 4.5 grams of THC in a 90 day period.

2/24/20 - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said she is comfortable with regulators' recommendation to let medical cannabis patients purchase 4.5 grams of THC in a 90-day period.

2/12/20 - An Iowa House subcommittee approved a bill to expand the state's limited medical cannabis law.

1/31/20 - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said she thinks lawmakers will "find consensus" on expanding the state's limited medical cannabis program.

1/13/20 - Iowa legislative leaders said they will work on a medical cannabis expansion bill this year.

1/9/20 - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said she supports steps to expand the state's limited medical cannabis program, but not increasing the THC cap. Separately, the Iowa State Patrol said it will work with "a little extra awareness" in marijuana enforcement along the Illinois border.

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Iowa Medical Marijuana Doctors: Our Service Areas

Our roster of Medical Cannabis Doctors are ready to serve you in these areas and more. Once connecting with a Doctor through Calm Effect, you will have access to our roster of medical marijuana dispensary locations:

Our informed advisors can connect you with a Medical Marijuana in Iowa Doctor and the medical marijuana dispensary closest to you.

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To inquire about getting your medicinal cannabis prescription, FIND A DOCTOR and schedule an exam today with a local doctor.  Or you can CONTACT US with any of your questions.

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We are dedicated to helping you find your way to a better life with natural alternative medicine.  We are confident you will be happy you took the first step to the possibility of a symptom-free life.  Now is your time.

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