DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) — Next month, Iowa’s five medical cannabidiol (CBD) dispensaries will open for business.
The five dispensaries are located in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Windsor Heights, and Waterloo.
When open, these dispensaries will offer gel capsules, tincture and cream forms of medical CBD to Iowans with a valid patient or caregiver registration card.
In order to purchase medical CBD, Iowans must have a qualifying condition or be an approved caregiver for a patient with a qualifying condition and have a registration card. Iowans who have received a letter from the Department of Public Health informing them their application has been approved must also pick up a registration card at an Iowa driver’s license station before they can make a dispensary purchase.
Iowans with the following qualifying conditions may be eligible for a medical CBD patient registration card:
• Cancer (if the illness or its treatment produces severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting)
• Crohn’s disease
• Untreatable pain
• Multiple Sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms
• AIDS or HIV (as defined in Iowa Code, section 141A.1)
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Parkinson’s disease
• Any terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year (if the illness produces severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting)
For information about the Iowa Office of Medical Cannabidiol, including the registration form, medical certification form, petition to add qualifying conditions and more, visit http://www.idph.iowa.gov/cbd.