Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana for Iowa Residents Only

Telehealth Appointments are available on Tuesdays with Emily Blanchard, APRN. Appointments take about 15 minutes and all of your paperwork and payment must be received prior to the appointment. The cost for this appointment is $100. 

We accept credit, debit, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Schedule your appointment by clicking the schedule appointment button below. Once you are scheduled, click the pay now button to pay.

If you prefer to be seen in person, we have appointments available with Emily on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. We are located at 4905 S. 107th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68127.

Iowa Medical Cannabis

Click here to visit the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services website for information about Iowa Cannabis.

What is Medical Cannabidiol? 

Medical Cannabidiol refers to the use of a cannabinoid product for the treatment of a medical condition. 

Who Can Receive a Medical Cannabis Registration Card? Iowa currently has a medical cannabidiol program that allows people to legally buy cannabinoid products to treat some medical conditions. A list of medical conditions that quality a patient to receive a medical cannabis registration card can be found here. 

What is a Cannabinoid? 

Cannabinoids are a kind of chemical that can be found in some plants and animals. There are more than 100 cannabinoids in nature. Some cannabinoids have been found to help people with the symptoms of certain medical conditions. 

What is CBD? 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the cannabinoids found naturally in cannabis plants. It has potential medical uses and does not cause mind-altering, or psychoactive effects. CBD has been researched for many conditions including inflammation, spasms, seizures, anxiety, psychosis, and nausea. Most people who use CBD do not experience a lot of negative effects and it has been found to be generally quite safe. 

What is THC? 

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another kind of cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that may help certain medical conditions. It also the main psychoactive, or mind-altering, component of cannabis. The psychoactive effects have been shown to be reduced when given with CBD. THC has been studied for its effects on things like pain and nausea. 

How do CBD, THC and other Cannabinoids Work? 

CBD, THC and other cannabinoids act on certain receptors in the body. The human body produces some cannabinoid molecules on its own, called endocannabinoids and has receptors for these them. Two of the most well studied cannabinoid receptors are the CB1 and CB2 receptors.  

Products (like pills, oils, creams, etc.) that contain both CBD and THC can act on both CB receptors and can potentially affect the body’s own endocannabinoids. 

What are the Potential Health Benefits of CBD, THC, and other Cannabinoids? 

There is evidence that shows potential health benefits for certain medical conditions. This includes treating things like seizures, inflammation, pain, anxiety, and nausea. 

How are CBD, THC and other Cannabinoids Used? 

CBD, THC and other cannabinoids can be used in a variety of ways. In Iowa, they can be taken by mouth (capsules, tinctures etc.), applied on the skin as a cream or an oil, breathed in as a vapor, or used as a rectal suppository


Potential Side Effects of CBD: 

Studies on the safety of CBD have found that it is generally well-tolerated. So far there have been no significant side effects among people who use CBD. The most common side effects of CBD are:  

Special Considerations for Use of CBD:  

CBD Drug Interactions:  

Some of these interactions are based on research only and so you should talk with your healthcare provider about your medications. 


Potential Side Effects of THC: 

The most common side effects of THC are:  

Special Considerations for the use of THC:  

THC Drug Interactions:  

You should talk with your doctor about how THC might affect your other medications. 

Special Considerations for the use of Cannabis products: (Generally contain both THC and CBD)  

Just like any new treatment, patients should consider the health benefits, side effects, and risks of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids before using them. The dose and form (pill, oil, cream, vapor etc.) can vary depending on the condition being treated. If you experience side effects, stop treatment and talk to your healthcare provider immediately. 

Documents you need to obtain your Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card

1. A completed Healthcare Practitioner Certification Form (attached).

2. A copy of your valid Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator's identification


3. Pay a registration fee ($100, or $25 if proof of reduced fee is provided). This is done annually.

4. Proof for reduced fee (if applicable) includes a copy of your Medicaid card, social

security disability award letter, or SSI award letter.

Steps to obtaining your Medical Cannabidiol Registration Card

1. Your provider must complete the Healthcare Practitioner Certification Form.

2. Apply online at

3. Here you will be prompted to take pictures, or upload the required documents,

and pay the registration fee.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact, or call 515-725-2076.