Application forms for obtaining medical cannabidiol registration cards are now available in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health, along with the Iowa Department of Transportation, has set up a process to approve and generate the registration cards for patients and primary caregivers. These cards will provide documentation that patients and primary caregivers have met the requirements of the Medical Cannabidiol Act and are authorized to legally possess the medically-necessary substance.

The Medical Cannabidiol Act was established by the Iowa Legislature last year and allows for the use of cannabidiol to treat intractable epilepsy. In order to be approved for the card a written recommendation from a neurologist is required. Once the application is approved, the patient will receive information with the mailed approval notification on how to get the card through the Iowa DOT’s Driver’s License Issuance Sites.

IDPH, describes cannabidiol as a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. Also, the law permits patients to possess and use cannabidiol, but not to manufacture or sell it.