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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Springfield
About Cannabis in Springfield
Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. As of 2013, the city’s population was estimated to have increased to 117,006, with just over 211,700 residents living in the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Sangamon County and the adjacent Menard County. Springfield proper is greatly based on a grid street system, with numbered streets starting with the longitudinal First Street which leads to the Illinois State Capitol and leading to 32nd Street in the far eastern part of the city. Springfield has been home to a wide array of individuals, who, in one way or another, contributed to the broader American culture.
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 Springfield, 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 Springfield after you’ve enjoyed your Medical Marijuana
There are great places to visit while in the influence of medical marijuana in Springfield, these are:
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden: The garden officially began on Nov. 14, 1936, when Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops planted the first acorns that have since grown into towering oak trees. Since its inception, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden has been primarily maintained by volunteers and members of the community, working hard to preserve the 100-acre site, which boasts 6 miles of peaceful walking trails interspersed with wooden benches, each inscribed with a different quote by Lincoln. The memorial garden is designed to represent the landscape that Abraham Lincoln would have been familiar with during his lifetime living in the Midwest, featuring and showcasing plants native to Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum: Although building the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum took almost four times as long as the Civil War, upon opening, the center quickly became the most popular presidential center in the nation. The museum primarily features exhibits on Lincoln’s life, including a rotating exhibit of many important artifacts from the museum’s Treasures Gallery. The museum was designed and researched by many top Abraham Lincoln scholars and the grand opening was visited by nearly 25,000 individuals.
Vachel Lindsay Home: Longtime home and birthplace of famous poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, the Vachel Lindsay Home is located moments south of the Executive Mansion, and is a two-story home built before the Civil War. Lindsay, best known in the early 20th century for his peculiar poetry, accompanying artwork, and animated performances, had two works that stand out above the rest in popularity: The Congo, published in 1914, and Collected Poems, published in 1938. The home was bought by Lindsay’s father in 1878, and in 1972 the Vachel Lindsay Home was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
Not at this time.
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
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
Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.