Illinois Medical Marijuana Program

In 2013, Illinois legalized the use of medical marijuana for patients that receive a recommendation from a qualified physician, making it the 20th and most recent state to do so state to do so.

Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois:

To apply for a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you must meet the following criteria:

Legal Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age and pass a background check
  • You must be a resident of Illinois and be able to prove such residency
  • You must obtain medical records that indicate you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
  • You must meet with a licensed physician and receive a written recommendation for marijuana

Medical Requirements:

Under Illinois’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis Cmarijuana-plant-flowering
  • ALS
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • A spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury

How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois:

In Illinois, you must get written documentation from a doctor that indicates that you have a condition which may benefit from the use of medical marijuana. This documentation needs to be submitted to the Illinois Department of Health for review.

Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Connecticut:

Patients in the state of Illinois must annually renew medical marijuana recommendations, and then resubmit paperwork to get a patient card.