Illinois Medical Marijuana Card
All patients must get a legal Illinois medical marijuana card in order to purchase and use medical marijuana for health problems.
Get your Illinois medical card online from the comfort of your own home. Our licensed Illinois medical marijuana doctors evaluate you via a scheduled video conference.
We offer risk-free evaluations for your Illinois medical marijuana card. If you don’t qualify, we refund 100% of your money.
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Illinois Medical Card Requirements
You must be a resident in the state of Illinois.
At this time, the Illinois Office of Marijuana Policy will not be allowing out of state patients to become certified for medical marijuana.
AGE REQUIREMENTS: There is no age requirement for a Illinois medical marijuana card. Patients 18 years of age or older can become a patient easily but patients under 18 require parental consent.
To qualify for a state-issued medical cannabis card in Illinois, you will need to be diagnosed with a debilitating condition as defined by the state. These include:
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Anorexia nervosa
- Arnold-Chiari malformation
- Cachexia/wasting syndrome
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Hepatitis C
- Interstitial cystitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Nail-patella syndrome
- Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Residual limb pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
- Severe fibromyalgia
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
- Spinal cord injury is damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- Spinocerebellar ataxia
- Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
- Tarlov cysts
- Tourette syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
To get certified for your MMJ card you will need an Illinois Driver’s License, State ID, or U.S. Passport. If your License or State ID has your current Illinois address you will need one proof of Illinois residency such as pay stub, bank statement, utility bill, etc. If your ID does not have your current Illinois address or you are using a Passport you will need two proofs of Illinois residency.
You must NOT be an active duty law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, firefighter or hold a school bus permit or Commercial Driver’s License.
In addition, our providers require some form of medical proof of your condition. Proof includes ANY of the following:
- pill bottles
- medical records
- office visit notes
- letter/note from your doctor
- X-ray (radiographic) reports that clearly state your name and the condition/injury
If you have any questions, our support team can help. Just give them a call at 1-877-242-0362.
Once you are set, all you need to do is have your video evaluation with one of our licensed Illinois medical marijuana doctors. This appointment usually lasts no more than 15-20 minutes.
The provider will review your medical proof and speak to you about your current medical conditions and how medical cannabis can help. They will then fill out a Written Certification Form that you will need to upload with your application for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Program.
Here are a few important resources for patients (or family of patients) hoping to obtain an Illinois medical marijuana card or learn more about medical cannabis:
Illinois Medical Marijuana Card Telemedicine Option
No matter where you live in Illinois, our licensed physicians can certify you for a legal marijuana card online. Our doctors offer Illinois marijuana card online evaluations via telemedicine. Our telehealth evaluations carry no extra cost. All you need to do is schedule using the form above or if you prefer, call or text our support team at 877-242-0362 to set up an appointment and our doctors will see you on video at your appointment date/time. The convenience of our Illinois medical cannabis card online certification is unbeatable.
Once certified, a patient can register to receive their official Illinois medical marijuana card. Patients can also apply for their home cultivation license at the time of registration.
Illinois Medical Cannabis Card Frequently Asked Questions
You must be diagnosed with one of the following debilitating health conditions as defined by the state to qualify:
• Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Anorexia nervosa
• Arnold-Chiari malformation
• Cachexia/wasting syndrome
• Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
• Chronic pain
• Crohn’s disease
• CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
• Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
• Fibrous Dysplasia
• Hepatitis C
• Interstitial cystitis
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Nail-patella syndrome
• Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
• Parkinson’s disease
• Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
• Post-Concussion Syndrome
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
• Residual limb pain
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
• Severe fibromyalgia
• Sjogren’s syndrome
• Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
• Spinal cord injury is damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
• Spinocerebellar ataxia
• Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
• Tarlov cysts
• Tourette syndrome
• Traumatic brain injury
• Ulcerative colitis
You can schedule an appointment directly through our website using the online scheduling feature above or give us a call/text at 1-877-242-0362 and one of our friendly staff members will coordinate a date and time for you to get evaluated by a registered medical marijuana provider in Illinois.
You will need a valid Illinois Driver’s License, State ID Card, or Passport along with one or two proofs of Illinois residency such as utility bills, bank statements, pay stubs, etc. You will also need proof of your medical condition. Proof can include medical records, pill bottles, x-ray reports, prescriptions, doctor’s notes, etc. The evaluation fee is $200.
Your registration identification card is valid for one, two, or three years depending on which application you submit to the state. You are required to be re-certified by a provider every 3 years or whenever your registry identification card expires.
No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws so only you and the provider who certifies you will know that you are an Illinois cannabis patient.
Yes! Veterans are eligible for a reduced application fee with the state and do not require a Physician Written Certification Form if they are currently receiving medical care at a VA facility. They will just need to submit 12 months of VA records with their application instead. Assistance for obtaining your VA records electronically can be found here.
Unfortunately, no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.
Not at this time. Registered patients will need to obtain medical cannabis from one of the state-licensed dispensaries.
Dispensaries are located throughout the state. You may visit any dispensary in Illinois with your card. Here is a list of Illinois dispensaries.
Registered patients will be able to purchase and possess up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis in a 14-day period.
A caregiver is a person age 21 or older who is selected by the qualifying patient as someone who is authorized to obtain and possess medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries on behalf of the patient, as well as provide assistance in the administration of medical marijuana.
To become a Caregiver for the medical marijuana program in Illinois, you must:
• Be 21 years of age or older.
• Be an Illinois resident (Must have IL Driver’s License, State ID or Passport along with proof of IL Residency).
• Register online with the IL Medical Cannabis Patient Program.
Complete the application for a designated caregiver registration card found here. You will given the option for a one, two, or three-year registry identification card or have the option to apply for a patient who is already registered, in which case the patient and caregiver card will have the same expiration date. The fees for each option are listed below:
- One-Year – $25
- Two-Year – $50
- Three-Year – $75
- Applying for Previously Registered Patient – $75