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Illinois Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Illinois?

Cannabis is one of the most pharmacologically active plants, and it has significant potential to help manage a range of conditions and symptoms. See below for a list of current qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Illinois.

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Opioid Alternative Program

Patients who would otherwise be prescribed an opioid can now choose to seek relief with medical cannabis and are eligible to apply for a 90-day medical cannabis card.

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The current qualifying conditions list for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program are:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • ALS
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Autism
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella Syndrome
  • Neuro-Behcet's Autoimmune Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Residual limb pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seizures (including those characteristics of epilepsy)
  • Severe Fibromyalgia
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to Arachnoiditis)
  • Spinal cord injury (damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome.
  • Syringomyelia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Tarlov Cysts
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury


Have Questions? We’ve Got Answers

No matter your level of comfort or knowledge about medical marijuana, we can help answer your questions. Our friendly patient care representatives are happy to talk - either over the phone, or at any Verilife Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensary.

Our hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST. 



This website contains medical cannabis information and is restricted to individuals 21 years of age or older. Please confirm your age and state:

  • IL
  • MD
  • MA
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA

Did you know that most medical marijuana information is state-specific? We have dispensaries in each of the above states, along with state-specific resources for patients. For the best experience, please select a state.