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How to Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Knoxville

Iowa – A marijuana ID card, or MedCard is a state issued ID card that allows qualified patients access to medical cannabis for THC and CBD treatment in accord with state laws. Currently, Iowa has established a low-thc, high-cbd program for qualifying patients. Up to 3% THC is allowed. The following applies to the Iowa Department of Public Health Medical Cannabidiol Program.

As a resident of the state, the process on how to get a medical marijuana card in Knoxville, IA is as follows:

Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Iowa?

The state law has several requirements for patients to be eligible to receive medical cannabis. A Patient may be entered into the Iowa Medical Medical Cannabidiol Program Registry if:

  • A patient must have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition as stated above
  • A patient must be an Iowa resident.
  • A patient must be issued a registry ID card from the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Program

Qualifications for medical cannabis in Iowa, IA marijuana FAQ's

Iowa Marijuana FAQ

Top 20 questions about medical marijuana in Iowa. Important Information about medical cannabis, becoming a patient, penalties, doctors, dispensaries, med cards, recreational weed, THC & CBD products and more:

1. How do I register online for my medcard?

 Applications are available online at the Office of Medical Cannabidiol Website 

2. How much does an Iowa Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

$100 per patient or reduced fee of $25 if the patient is on Social Security, Medicaid, or HAWK-I.

3. Do I have to carry my card in Knoxville to use medical marijuana?

You must carry your med card at all times while you are in possession of marijuana for medical use.

4. How Long Is an Iowa Marijuana Card Good?

1 year

5. My Iowa Medical Marijuana Card has Expired. How to Renew My Card?

Questions related to the application or renewal process may be directed to IDPH by calling 515-281-5616. All calls will be returned within 48 hours of receipt during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

6. Where will I get my Medical Marijuana Registry Card? Will it be mailed to me?

Yes, med marijuana cards will be mailed from the registry.

7. What happens if I lose my card?

Notify the Medical Cannabidiol Program at 515-281-5616 as soon as possible.

8. The information on my card is wrong or outdated. How do I correct it?

Notify the Medical Cannabidiol Program at 515-281-5616 as soon as possible.

9. Once I have my Iowa MedCard, Where Can I Buy Medical Low THC High CBD Products near me?

Iowa is currently accepting applications for cultivators and distributers. They are expecting CBD to be available early 2019. Look for dispensaries near you on our dispensary map here.

Med marijuana dispensaries link.

10. Where can I find marijuana doctor near Knoxville that will recommend MMJ?

Any doctor licensed to practice medicine in the state of Iowa may submit the certification to the registry for the qualified patient so long as a doctor – patient relationship has been established. Check the map to find marijuana doctors in Iowa as they get going.CBD THC Doctors Link

Qualifying Conditions for IA MMJ

11. What are Qualifying Conditions Required to Receive Medical Marijuana in Iowa?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Untreatable pain

Get Registered for Medical Marijuana in Iowa

For people interested in medical marijuana in Knoxville, MO we are now offering the service that makes it easy find a recommending doctor near you when they become active. You will also receive updates & news relative to the legal cannabis industry in general. If you are interested please fill out the MMJ pre-registration form below and a clinic representative contact you as available.

12. Once I have my med marijuana card can I grow my own plants in Knoxville?


13. Can I take my CBD medications to a Different State?

  • According to current laws patients who obtain a medical card should use medical marijuana in Iowa only.
  • Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.

14. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the name of one type of cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant family. Hemp and marijuana are plants in this family. In Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program, the definition of “cannabidiol” means CBD as well as any other cannabinoid that meets the program’s requirements.

15. CBD Oils is for sale online, in commercials, and signs at head shops around town. I saw it on Shark Tank. Is this Hemp Rich CBD Oil legal in Iowa?

Hemp CBD oil which is derived from the hemp plant is legal throughout the United States, however to obtain Flower derived CBD oil made from the cannabis plant that contains up to 3% THC, you will need to be entered into the Iowa Medical Use Of Marijuana Program.


16. Are marijuana edibles allowed in Iowa.


17. Is CBD for Pets real?

Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.

18. Where can I get CBD for pets in Knoxville?

  • You can find CBD for pets at pet stores, retail, and holistic shops.
  • Buy CBD for pets online.

19. Read An Article That Said Recreational Weed Was Legal In IA, Is This True?

No. Recreational Marijuana and Recreational Dispensaries Are NOT LEGAL in Knoxville or anywhere else in Iowa – The Article was Fake News.

20. How Much Should I consume?

Always consult your doctor that understands MMJ before using medical marijuana in any form.

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