How to Apply For Medical Marijuana- Illinois
◊ Be a resident of the State of Illinois at the time of application and remain a resident during participation in the program.
◊ Have a qualifying debilitating medical condition.
◊ Have a signed physician certification (unless you are a veteran receiving medical care at a VA facility).
◊ Complete the fingerprint-based background check within 30 days of submitting your application and not have been convicted of an excluded offense (a felony under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, Cannabis Control Act, or Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, or similar provisions in a local ordinance or other jurisdiction), unless the Department waives such a conviction(s).
◊ Be at least 18 years of age.
◊ Not hold a school bus permit or Commercial Driver’s License.
◊ Not be an active duty law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, or firefighter.
Qualified Debilitating Conditions
◊ Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
◊ Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
◊ Arnold-Chiari malformation
◊ Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
◊ Crohn’s disease
◊ CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
◊ Fibrous Dysplasia
◊ Hepatitis C
◊ Interstitial cystitis
◊ Multiple Sclerosis
◊ Muscular Dystrophy
◊ Myasthenia Gravis
◊ Nail-patella syndrome
◊ Parkinson’s disease
◊ 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
◊ Tarlov cysts
◊ Tourette syndrome
◊ Traumatic brain injury
◊ Cachexia/wasting syndrome
◊ Terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less.
Last updated by IDPH November 1, 2016
General Application Fees
One-Year Registry Card: $100
Two-Year Registry Card: $200
Three-Year Registry Card: $250
Reduced Application Fees*
One-Year Registry Card: $50
Two-Year Registry Card: $100
Three-Year Registry Card: $125
*Persons who are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and veterans may be eligible for a reduced application fee.
How to Apply
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You may also download your application here: Application
and mail it to:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
Additional Contact Information
Program representatives: 1-855-636-3688 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
To find your local dispensary please click here: Illinois Dispensaries