Becoming a Patient in Iowa

The first step is to download the form found here. Take this form on your next visit to your neurologist for treatment of your intractable epilepsy..

Eligible conditions:

Only Iowa patients with intractable epilepsy are eligible to get a legal recommendation for CBD oil under SF 2360.

Becoming a Patient as a Minor:

The process for registering a minor patient is the same as for an adult patient.

Benefits of Being a Patient:

Registered patients in Iowa have an affirmative defense for the possession of CBD oil with less than 3% THC content.

Becoming a Caregiver:

To become a caregiver in Iowa, you can find the online application here. You will need a completed Healthcare Practitioner form signed by your patient's doctor that designates you as the primary caregiver. You will also need a copy of your photo ID, either a valid Driver's licence or a valid non-operator's identification card. There will also be a $25 fine.

Out of State Patients:

Iowa does not recognize out of state patient registrations. For more information about traveling as a medical cannabis patient, check out our Travel Guide.

Home Cultivation:

Growing cannabis at home is not legal in the state of Iowa.