How to Get your
Medical Card

Certify for Medical Card in Iowa

To qualify for a medical cannabis card in Iowa, you need a health care provider certification.

With our telemedicine portal, it has never been easier to qualify for your medical card. Simply make a convenient appointment to meet with one of our licensed Iowa medical card doctors online.

At the end of your virtual visit, you get a completed Physician’s Certification and instructions on how to submit your application.

Best of all…

 Get approved or your money back!


Step 1 : Get Ready

Person working at laptop

Ready to Talk to a Doctor?

Step 2 : Meet Your Doctor

  • Attend your appointment through a secure link to our HIPAA safe platform
  • Discuss your health issues with a certified MMJ doctor
  • Learn about medical treatment
3 Doctors Standing Smiling

Step 3 : Receive Your Certification

  • After your appointment, you will receive a link to download your doctor’s note
  • You’ll use your doctor’s note to complete an application with the state. Their website is located here!

Step 4: Visit a Dispensary

  • After turning in your application, you’ll receive your medical card. The process can take up to three weeks. 
  • When you get your patient card, you’re able to shop at one of Iowa’s dispensaries
Woman meditating on pink cloud

Schedule Your Appointment

Benefits of Getting An Iowa Medical Card

  • Being a medical patient is the only legal way to use the treatment in Iowa
  • Save on medication! Being a medical card patient helps you save money in taxes
  • There is no pathway to legal use in Iowa yet. It is several years away from being easily accessible
List of Reasons to Get a Medical Marijuana Card

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Iowa Medical Program

  • A government-issued ID like a driver’s license, state ID card or passport
  • Proof of Iowa residency 
  • A qualifying medical condition (read more below)
  • A health care provider certification (that’s what we give you!)
  • A phone or digital device for your telemedicine appointment
  • $140 for a New Patient Medical  evaluation.
    • Optional $40 paperwork assistance. Have us fill out your entire application for you, so all you have to do is click to submit!
  • $120 for all Renewing Medical Card Patients
  • After your appointment, you will apply to Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Program
  • They charge $50/$100/$125 for a 1-, 2- or 3- year certification, though some discounts may apply with proof of financial hardship. This makes the cost $25/$50/$75 for 1-, 2- or 3- years
  • After you get your doctor’s note, you’ll turn in an application to the state of Iowa
  • It takes approximately 3 weeks for Iowa to issue your medical card after receiving your application.

Common qualifying conditions in Iowa include chronic pain, PTSD and migraines. Here is a complete list from the state of Iowa

  • Cancer
  • Seizures
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • 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
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Severe, intractable pediatric autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors
  • Severe, intractable autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors
  • Corticobasal Degeneration

To remain a medical patient in Iowa, you have to get certified by a doctor yearly. 

That’s why we offer an affordable rate, and discounts for recertifications!

Medical Cannabidiol is currently available at five dispensaries across the state. The locations include:

  • MedPharm Iowa – 5700 Sunnybrook Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106
    • Mon: 11am-6pm
    • Tues – Fri: 10am-6pm
    • Sat: 9am-3PM
    • Sun: Closed
  • Iowa Cannabis Company West – 3615 9th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
    • Mon – Sun: 10am-6pm
  • MedPharm Iowa – 7239 Apple Valley Drive, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    • Mon: 11am-6pm
    • Tues- Fri: 10am-6pm
    • Sat: 9am-3pm
    • Sun: Closed
  • Iowa Cannabis Company – 1955 La Porte Road, Waterloo, IA 50702
    • Mon – Sun: 10am-6pm
  • Iowa Cannabis Company East – 322 Highway 1 W, Iowa City, IA 52245
    • Mon – Sun: 10am-6pm

Still not sure? Let's chat!