Check out the process for obtaining a medical cannabis card in Illinois for verified residents.
Schedule an evaluation with your physician. If you are diagnosed with a listed qualifying condition, your doctor will then fill out a Physician Written Certification Form which you will need to submit along with your application. Please be aware the certification must show an in-person visit date within the last 90 days.
Create an account through the State of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, submit your application including your certification form, and pay the associated fees. During this process, you will also need to designate your dispensary of choice. For more information on requirements & restrictions, visit: dhp.illinois.gov
A patient’s caregiver can register to get and transport cannabis to the registered patient. A caregiver must complete the entire caregiver application. They must send it with the $25 caregiver fee and all supporting documents, including:
This is general information relating to qualifying as a medical patient, for the specific qualifying process and criteria a prospective patient should contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Website
On February 19, 2019, IDPH began issuing provisional (temporary) access registration cards to online applicants. After applying, you can access & print your provisional card within 24-48 hours. It’s recommended that you call your designated dispensary to verify your card is active before driving to the physical location.