Get Your Medical Marijuana Card In Illinois
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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in IL
About Cannabis in Illinois
To qualify for a medical marijuana card, it’s a 4 step process. You’ll book an appointment to see a Veriheal doctor who will evaluate your ailments and determine if you qualify for medical cannabis treatment. After your first visit you that will approve your consultation. A week later you will have a follow-up telemedicine visit with the doctor from home and be approved. With Veriheal, this follow up can be online through video, so no need to actually come in again. Once approved on the second visit, you can submit your application to the state of Illinois and you card will arrive in 60 days. Once it arrives you can start buying from the dispensaries.
To qualify for the medical marijuana program in Illinois, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older (minors need two physician recommendations as well as consent from their legal guardian),
- Have medical records showing that you have a qualifying medical condition.
- Be recommended from a physician for marijuana use.
- Be an Illinois state resident with proof of residency.
Physician Certification Form
The first step to becoming a medicinal marijuana patient in Illinois is to meet with a certified Illinois doctor licensed from the state to certify patients for medical marijuana. This is the service Veriheal provides. Our physician will fill out the Physician Certification Form and submit it via mail it to the Illinois Department of Health.
Fill Out The Patient Application
As a potential medical marijuana patient, you must fill out the patient application in it’s entirety, except the caregiver portion if you do not have a caregiver.
There is a $100 fee for a 1 year license, $200 fee for a 2 year license, and $250 fee for a 3 year license which is a non-refundable application fee for all patients interested in applying for the use of medicinal marijuana. If you are a veteran or enrolled in SSDI or SSI disability programs, the application fee is reduced to $50 for a 1 year, $100 for a 2 year, $125 for a 3 year license.
In order to complete your application, you will need to send a 2×2 inch passport photo. It is important to make sure this photo is taken with a solid colored background with nobody else in the photo with you. The easiest option is to visit your local passport photo service location and have them take your photo.
Proof of Residency
Along with your application and a photo, you will need to provide two forms of proof that you are an Illinois resident. Acceptable forms of proof include:
- Illinois Driver’s License
- Voter Card
- Bank Statements
- Utility bills with your name and address on them.
Proof of Age and Identity
You must also send in a photocopy of your government issued ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or state ID.
If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD214 along with the reduced $50 application fee. If you receive medical treatment from the VA, you can have them send your medical records in lieu of the Physician Certification Form.
If you are caregiver, you are required to fill out the Caregiver Application Form and send in the $25 caregiver application fee.
*Disclaimer – Illinois requires medical records to be approved. Our doctor cannot approve you for medical marijuana treatment if you do not have records supporting that you have one of the qualifying conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to live in Illinois to become a Medical Marijuana Patient in Illinois?
Yes. You need to show an Illinois ID and show that you have a IL address.
How do I apply for a medical marijuana card?
In applying for a medical marijuana card, one must provide the following: full name, date of birth, address, telephone number and email address if any, a valid ID, and at least 18 years of age, else you will need to provide a consent from a parent or guardian. And a statement that indicates your age and residency. Book you appointment with a Veriheal doctor HERE to review your ailments and medical condition.
What is the process to obtain a medical marijuana card?
Qualifying patients may register with the medical marijuana program of Illinois. You will book an appointment with a Veriheal doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition. Next, once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed IL doctor and be registered with the state.
Patients also need to submit an additional application to the state, along with their fingerprints which can be taken from a qualifying vendor.
The state requires a follow up visit, from which you’ll meet with a Veriheal doctor again. The follow up visit will be done online through video, so no need to come into the office again.
Lastly, once approved for medical marijuana, you can buy medical marijuana in Illinois. A physician’s recommendation is all you need to obtain your cannabis medicine.
How can I find a registered physician?
No need to worry. We provide the Illinois physicians for you.
Do I need to see the physician on video or do I just go right in person?
For Illinois, you will be going right into the doctor’s office.
The follow up visit however can be done online through video.
If you are not approved your consultation is free! We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.
How long does the consultation usually take?
The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.
What if I am not approved?
If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.
Can I drive while using medical marijuana?
No. Driving or operating any kind of vehicle such as motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under influence of marijuana is not allowed.
I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?
Click “Get My Card Now” below and we can get you approved in no time!
My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?
No you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Illinois medical marijuana program. And for that, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.
Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?
Not at this time.
What are the qualifying conditions in Illinois?
Qualifying patients must be diagnosed with a debilitating condition, as defined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, to be eligible for a medical cannabis registry identification card in Illinois.
- 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
Do I need medical records to get my card in Illinois?
At this time yes, the state requires a patient to show proof of one of the qualifying conditions in order to be approved for medical marijuana treatment.
What is the Cost?
The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed IL practitioner registered with the state, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.
There is an additional state fee of $100 to submit the state application.
Can I use medical marijuana in public?
No. The medical marijuana is prohibited to be used in public places under the law.
Where are the dispensaries in IL? Is there a dispensary near me?
There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list of dispensaries HERE.
Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from DC Dispensaries?
IL has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your cannabis card in Illinois, you get access to:
- Dry Flower
Does Veriheal operate in other states?
Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.