Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act


The cost for this online activity is $15. This presentation was recorded LIVE on October 19, 2018 and is approximately 45 minutes. 

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Target Audience

Health professionals.


  • Review the medical cannabidiol law as it pertains to physicians, including: stakeholder definitions, roles, responsibilities and protections.
  • Identify the types of educational materials that the Department is providing to physicians about medical cannabidiol, including research and CME opportunities.
  • Review the compliance infrastructure of the medical cannabidiol program, as well as form and quantities of products allowed.


Owen Parker, MPH
Program Manager, Office of Medical Cannabidiol, Iowa Department of Public Health

Mr. Parker is the Program Manager for the Office of Medical Cannabidiol within the Iowa Department of Public Health. He received his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. He has spent several years working in operations, compliance and business development for a multi-state cannabis facilities operator and brings a unique combination of education and experience to his current role.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Mr. Parker does not have any financial relationship(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Date of original release: October 20, 2018
Most recent review/update: October 20, 2018
Termination date: October 19, 2021

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Course expires: 

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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