Medical marijuana in Iowa refers to medical cannabidiol, which is any pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoid found in the plant Cannabis sativa L. or Cannabis indica or any other preparation of the plant delivered in a form approved by the medical cannabidiol board and the Board of Medicine and the Department of Public Health. The acceptable forms of medical cannabidiol in Iowa are:

  • Topical forms – gels, ointments, creams, lotions, and transdermal patches
  • Oral forms – tablets, capsules, liquids, tinctures, and sublingual forms
  • Vaporization
  • Nebulizable inhaled forms
  • Suppositories – rectal and vaginal

Approved medical cannabidiol forms in Iowa are available in 4 different CBD-to-THC ratios:

  • 20:1
  • 1:20
  • 2:1
  • 1:1