Get Your Medical Marijuana Card In Chicago, Illinois

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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Chicago

STEP 1

BOOK AN
APPOINTMENT

Create and account on our website, and you can schedule an appointment to see a doctor through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Our office is located in North Chicago. During your account creation, you will provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor to get approved for medical cannabis in IL.

STEP 2

HAVE AN ONLINE CONSULTATION

After your appointment is booked, your doctor will reach out to you and schedule a time for a brief pre-consultation that works best for you. This visit will be conducted via our online video telemedicine portal. During this visit the doctor will evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the initial consultation is complete, you will be cleared for your second visit.

STEP 3

COMPLETE YOUR
IN-PERSON VISIT

After your telemedicine consult is complete you will go to your in-person evaluation. The day that you picked your appointment is the day you go to the Chicago office. During that visit, the doctor will submit your approval to the state. The doctor will clear you to upload your recommendation to the state and apply for your medical marijuana card!

STEP 4

GET YOUR
ILLINOIS MMJ CARD!

Once you are approved by the doctor after the second visit, you can submit your application online through the state portal. The application fee is an additional $100 paid to the state. Once you submit your form, your official card will arrive in the mail in 60 days. Upon arrival you will be able to start buying medical cannabis directly from the dispensary!

About Cannabis in Chicago

Chicago, formally the City of Chicago, is located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, and is the third most populous city in the United States. As of the 2017 census-estimate, Chicago has a population of 2,716,450, which makes it the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the U.S. The city’s waterfront location and nightlife has attracted residents and tourists alike.

Veriheal plays a role in the city in providing services in curing medical ailments to people thru medical marijuana, as it has shown positive effects in treating several medical conditions.

In Illinois, medical cannabis is legal pot that’s bought by a qualifying patient or caregiver from a licensed retailer. In August 2013, Former Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, which legalized the cultivation, sale and use of medical pot in the state. Illinois started accepting applications for patients, vendors and growers in September 2014, and dispensaries started doling out grass the following November. Gov. Bruce Rauner later signed a bill in July 2016 that extended the state’s medical pot program until 2020.

Where Do I Buy Medical Marijuana in Chicago, 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. Patients are also required to submit fingerprints to the state from which they need to submit the proper fingerprint form within 30 days of having them taken. It is also required for patients to see the doctor for a follow up visit. With Veriheal, this follow up can be online through video, so no need to actually come in again. Finally, after you’ve had two consultations and your fingerprints taken, you will submit your application to the state.

Once a patient has been approved for the state’s medical program, they can go to the dispensary they selected during the application process to buy cannabis.

Places to visit in Chicago after you’ve enjoyed your Medical Marijuana

There are great places to visit while in the influence of medical marijuana in Chicago, these are:

Art Institute of Chicago: A world class museum with hundreds of thousands of artworks. The diverse collection spans thousands of years and includes pieces from a variety of media including painting, prints, photography, sculpture, decorative arts, textiles, architectural drawings and more.The Institute is known for its collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings including Georges Seurat’s 1884 A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, Renoir’s 1879 Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando, and numerous paintings by Claude Monet.

Millennium Park: Is part of the larger Grant Park, located in downtown Chicago bordered by Michigan Avenue to the west, Columbus Drive to the east, Randolph Street to the north, and Monroe Street to the south. Its centerpiece is a 110-ton sculpture name Cloud Gate, which has a polished, mirror-like stainless steel surface that was inspired by liquid mercury. It reflects the surroundings, including buildings, the sky, and the tourists who walk through its central arch. It is also located close to many of the major attractions, as well as great shopping, this area of the city is a convenient place to base yourself.

Navy Pier: Originally opened in 1916 as an amusement area and shipping facility but is now one of Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions. Today, the Navy Pier is made up of 50 acres of gardens, attractions, shops, restaurants, concert venues, and parks. There is a 150 ft Ferris wheel and an historic carousel in Navy Pier Park. Visitors can also watch a film at the 3D Imax Theater, watch actors perform the classics at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, or visit Crystal Gardens, a one-acre, six-story, indoor botanical garden.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. You need to show an Illinois ID and show that you have a IL address. 

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.

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.

No need to worry. We provide the Illinois physicians for you.

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.

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

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.

No. Driving or operating any kind of vehicle such as motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under influence of marijuana is not allowed.

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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.

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
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • 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
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome

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.

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.

No. The medical marijuana is prohibited to be used in public places under the law.

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list of dispensaries HERE.

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
  • Tinctures
  • Oils
  • Concentrates
  • Topicals
  • Edibles

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.