Iowa

Iowa

4,770
Registered Patient Population 0.15% of Total Population Represented by Patients
0
Total Medical Retail Locations Currently in Operation
N/A
Ratio of Patients to Retail Location
Patient Rights and Civil Protection 55/100   
Arrest Protection 20/40
Affirmative Defense 12/15
Parental Rights Protections 8/10
DUI Protections 0/5
Employment Protections 0/5
Explicit Privacy Standards 7/7
Housing Protections 0/5
Does Not Create New Criminal Penalties for Patients 5/5
Organ Transplants 0/5
Reciprocity 3/3
Access to Medicine 24/100   
Allows Distribution Programs 8/40
– Allows Access to Dried Flowers 0/15
– Allows Delivery 3/5
– No Sales Tax or Reasonable Sales Tax 0/5
– Allows for a Reasonable Number of Dispensaries 5/5
– Does Not Require Vertical Integration 0/2
– Ownership/Employment Restrictions 0/2
– Provisions for Labor Standards 0/2
– Environmental Impact Regulations 0/2
– Choice of Dispensary Without Restrictions 0/2
Noncommercial Cultivation 0/20
– Personal Cultivation 0/15
– Collective Gardening 0/5
Explicit Right to Edibles/Concentrates/Other Forms 3/10
Does not Impose Bans or Limits on THC 3/10
Does not Impose Bans on CBD 10/10
Local Bans/Zoning 0/10
Comprehensive Qualifying Conditions 46/50
Adding New Conditions 5/10
– Law/Regulations Allow for New Conditions 5/5
– System Works for Adding New Conditions 0/5
Reasonable Access for Minors 6/10
Reasonable Caregiver Background Checks 4/4
Number of Caregivers 2/2
Patient/Practitioner- Focused Task Force or Advisory Board 2/2
Reasonable Fees (Patients and Caregivers) 10/10
Allows Multiple-Year Registrations 0/2
Reasonable Physician Requirements 4/5
Does Not Classify Cannabis as a Medicine of Last Resort 3/5
Functionality 71/100   
Patients Able to Access Medicine at Dispensaries or by Cultivation 35/50
No Significant Administrative or Supply Problems 12/15
Patients Can Receive Legal Protections Within Reasonable Time Frame of Doctor's Recommendation 8/10
Reasonable Possession Limits 4/5
Reasonable Purchase Limits 0/5
Allows Patients to Medicate Where They Choose 5/5
Covered by Insurance/State Health Aid 0/3
Financial Hardship (Fee Waivers/Discount Medicine) 7/7
Consumer Safety and Provider Requirements 18.09/100   
Dispensing 8.09/25
Staff Training 0/5
Standard Operating Procedures 4.75/5
– Facility Sanitary Conditions 1.25/1.25
– Storage Protocols 1.25/1.25
– Reasonable Security Protocols 1.25/1.25
– Inventory Control 1/1.25
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting 0/5
Product Labeling 3.34/5
– Product Contents, Including Source Material Identification 1.67/1.67
– Allergens 0/1.67
– Potency/Compound Identification 1.67/1.67
Required Testing 0/5
– Active Compound Identification 0/1.67
– Contaminants 0/1.67
– Potency 0/1.67
Grow/Cultivation 5/25
Staff Training 0/5
Standard Operating Procedures 0/5
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions 0/0.71
– Workforce Safety Protocols 0/0.71
– Storage Protocols (Short-Term and Long-Term Storage) 0/0.71
– Reasonable Security Protocols 0/0.71
– Batch and Lot Tracking 0/0.71
– Disposal/Waste 0/0.71
– Water Management 0/0.71
Pesticide Guidance 0/5
– Pesticide Guidance 0/2.5
– Pesticide Labeling 0/2.5
Required Testing 5/5
– Active Ingredient Identification 1.25/1.25
– Contaminants 1.25/1.25
– Potency 1.25/1.25
– Sample Retention 1.25/1.25
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting 0/5
Manufacturing 5/25
Staff Training 0/5
Standard Operating Procedures 0/5
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions 0/1
– Workforce Safety Protocols 0/1
– Storage Protocols 0/1
– Reasonable Security Protocols 0/1
– Batch and Lot Tracking 0/1
Product Labeling 0/5
– Product Contents, Including Source Material Identification 0/1.67
– Allergens 0/1.67
– Potency and Compound Information 0/1.67
Required Testing 5/5
– Active Ingredient Identification 1/1
– Contaminants 1/1
– Potency 1/1
– Shelf Life Testing 1/1
– Sample Retention 1/1
Recall Protocol and Adverse Event Reporting 0/5
Laboratory Operations 0/25
Staff Training 0/5
Method Validation in Accordance with AHP Guidelines 0/5
Result Reporting 0/5
Independent or Third Party 0/5
Standard Operating Procedures and Protocols 0/5
– Equipment and Instrument Calibration 0/0.83
– Sample Tracking 0/0.83
– Facility and Equipment Sanitary Conditions 0/0.83
– Disposal/Waste 0/0.83
– Storage Protocols 0/0.83
– Workforce Safety Protocols 0/0.83
Covid Response 0/20   
Delivery Available? 0/6
Curbside Pickup Available? 0/2
Medical Cannabis Essential? 0/7
Telemedicine Available? 0/5
Excerpted from ASA's 2020 State of the States Report.

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The State of Medical Marijuana in Iowa

The State of Medical Marijuana in Iowa