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Frequently Asked Questions

There is a $199 fee for medical marijuana evaluations in Iowa. These evaluations are an important part of the process to get your medical marijuana card legally. However, the cost of medical marijuana evaluations varies greatly from state to state.

The relationship between medical cannabis and health insurance is complicated. Because cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government, most health insurance companies (regardless of where they are located) opt not to cover medical cannabis products. This is a common practice and reflects the current legal environment. Until federal law changes drastically, the likelihood of insurance companies expanding their coverage to include medical cannabis products is slim at best.

No, medical marijuana cannot be covered by health insurance provider. The relationship between medical cannabis and health insurance is complicated. Because cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government, most health insurance companies (regardless of where they are located) opt not to cover medical cannabis products. This is a common practice and reflects the current legal situation. Unless federal law changes drastically, the likelihood of insurance companies expanding their coverage to include medical cannabis products is slim at best.

You can apply for a medical marijuana card in Iowa if you are suffering from any of the following medical health conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Seizures
  • Terminal Illness
  • Severe wasting syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Nausea or severe vomiting
  • Cachexia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Corticobasal degeneration
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Parkinson’s disease

Medical cannabis can be prescribed by licensed physicians, podiatrists, advanced registered nurses, and physician assistants in Iowa.

Medical cannabis can be purchased at state-approved dispensaries in the city.