Become a Medical Cannabis Patient in Illinois
While recreational marijuana in Illinois is legal, many patients choose to carry a medical cannabis card for the treatment of qualifying medical conditions they experience. In most cases, the process to get a medical marijuana card involves a few steps, including certification by a healthcare professional and approval by the state.
Qualifications for Medical Marijuana in Illinois
To qualify for medical marijuana in Illinois, you must have one of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act’s established debilitating conditions. As the program grows and changes, it’s possible additional conditions could be added to the list. If you want Illinois to recognize a condition that isn’t on the list, you can fill out their Petition to Add Debilitating Conditions form and submit it to the Department of Public Health.
Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Illinois
Once you’ve established that you have one of the listed conditions, you’ll need a health care professional’s certificate. For a breakdown of the steps you’ll need to take to apply for your Illinois medical marijuana card, check out our Get a Card guide.