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Learn How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois

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Get a Medical Marijuana Card in IL

How to Become a Marijuana Patient in Illinois

Step 1: Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Illinois.

Step 2: Must have at least one medical marijuana qualifying condition listed below:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pain
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Operative Chronic Pain (CPOP)
  • 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
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Wasting syndrome/Cachexia

Step 3: Contact an Illinois medical marijuana doctor. If the doctor confirms/diagnoses you with a qualifying medical condition, then you can get an Illinois medical marijuana card.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Card Fees

    • Annual qualifying patient application fee is $100
    • Annual qualifying patient reduced application fee is $50

– For qualifying patients enrolled in the federal Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or the Supplement Security Income (SSI) disability programs, submit a copy of a letter or other documentation form the Social Security Administration identifying the qualifying patient and showing the amount of monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability benefits to be received by the qualifying patient during the current year of application.
Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214.

  • Annual caregiver application fee is $25
  • Replacement card fee is $25

When you receive your medical marijuana card in the mail you can register with one Illinois dispensary to purchase medical marijuana from. Illinois medical marijuana patients must select one medical marijuana dispensary to purchase medical marijuana from and they must register the dispensary with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

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