STEP 1: ELIGIBILITY

If you live in Illinois and you have a qualifying medical condition, you are eligible to apply for your medical cannabis card. You may click here to see the qualifying medical conditions.

STEP 2: HEATH CARE PROVIDER CERTIFICATION

All qualifying patients who apply for a medical cannabis registry identification card must have their debilitating medical condition certified by a certifying health care provider (advance practice registered nurse-full practice authority, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) once every three years or if their medical cannabis registry identification card expires. Click here for more details
When discussing medical cannabis with your health care professional, it is important to be honest about your health situation and explain why you believe medical cannabis treatment will be beneficial for you. If your doctor agrees to give you a medical cannabis recommendation, they will need to complete a Physician Certification Form. Once completed, the physician must upload the document onto the state's website. 

STEP 3: PATIENT APPLICATION

Once your doctor has completed your patient certification, the next step is to create your own patient profile HERE. After the Doctor has added your patient information, you can complete the registration. Be sure to fill out all sections of the form, include the required documents. Once the application is complete you finalize the process with payment to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
Patient Application With a Caregiver
Patient Application Without a Caregiver

Once your application has been submitted, the IDPH must review it within 30 days. If your application is approved, your Illinois medical cannabis card must be issued to you within 15 days.

STEP 4: MAKING PURCHASES

Once you’ve received your medical marijuana card, you’re welcome to visit the dispensary and make purchases. Our staff will be happy to assist you in selecting the best products for your specific condition and symptoms. We look forward to seeing you at the dispensary!
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