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Which is why we have over 20,000 certified patients!

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We're Reliable

All of our evaluations are risk-free. If you aren’t certified, we’ll refund

100% of your fee. 

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We're Quick

It can take as little as 15 minutes to book an appointment with a doctor in your state! 

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We're Efficient

We’ll help you complete your application with the state and guide you closely after your appointment to get you your medical card. 

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How to Get Your Illinois Medical Card

Schedule a virtual appointment with one of our certified Illinois professionals and review the regulations of the Illinois State website.



Meet with your doctor online or over the phone to discuss your medical conditions. Bring any questions you have, our expert physicians are here to help.

Receive your certification and a set of instructions via email. Submit your certification and application to the Illinois medical program.


Benefits of getting your Illinois Medical Card

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Save on medication. It is expensive in Illinois. Being a medical card patient helps you save money in taxes. In Illinois, the difference is huge with saving often in the range of 35-40%.

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Job security for users

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Improved access to products. Products like CBD-rich edibles, RSO, or topical products are always easier to find on the medical side.

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Order online or grow your own medication!

FAQs on the Illinois Medical Card Program

Have questions about how to get a medical marijuanas card in IL? Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about medical marijuana in Illinois. Don’t see your question? Check out our FAQs page.  

    • 18 years of age or older (minors will need to submit a birth certificate and documentation of legal guardianship)

    • A Health Care Provider Certification (That’s what we give you!)

    • Proof of Georgia residency such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID

    • A phone or electronic device for your telemedicine appointment 

  • In IL, medical marijuanas card costs vary. Here’s a quick breakdown:

    • $140 for New Patient Medical Card evaluation

    • $120 for a Renewing Patient Medical Card Evaluation

    • $100 to register with the state for three years become a medical patient

  • Common qualifying conditions in Illinois include chronic pain, PTSD and migraines. Here is a complete list from the Compassionate Use of Medical C Pilot Program Act

    • Autism

    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease

    • HIV/AIDS

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    • Anorexia nervosa

    • Arnold-Chiari malformation

    • Cancer

    • Cachexia/wasting syndrome

    • Causalgia

    • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

    • Chronic pain

    • Crohn’s disease

    • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)

    • Dystonia

    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

    • Fibrous Dysplasia

    • Glaucoma

    • Hepatitis C

    • Hydrocephalus

    • Hydromyelia

    • Interstitial cystitis

    • Irritable bowel syndrome

    • Lupus

    • Migraines

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Muscular Dystrophy

    • Myasthenia Gravis

    • Myoclonus

    • Nail-patella syndrome

    • Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease

    • Neurofibromatosis

    • Neuropathy

    • Osteoarthritis

    • Parkinson’s disease

    • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)

    • 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

    • Superior canal dehiscence syndrome

    • Syringomyelia

    • Tarlov cysts

    • Tourette syndrome

    • Traumatic brain injury

    • Ulcerative colitis

    • Yes, you can apply to have a caregiver- in Illinois they are called ‘designated caregivers.’ This is someone that can purchase from a medical dispensary on the patient’s behalf.

    • Caregivers are assigned during your application- you will have to provide your caregiver’s information, ID, passport-style photo and a caregiver attestation.

  • Illinois does not accept out-of-state medical cards

  • In addition to learning the process for how to get a medical marijuanas card, IL residents often want to know the general timeline.

    • As soon as a completed application is received, the state of Illinois will issue provisional medical card. It usually comes within half an hour or so!

    • A ‘permanent’ card is usually issued within a month. 

    • Both cards are digital, so most patients keep a picture of it on their phone or print it out and laminate it.


  • In Illinois, patients have access to a diverse range of medical marijuana products:

    • Flower: The classic form of cannabis, consisting of the plant's dried buds, used for smoking or vaporization.

    • Concentrates: High-potency extracts from the cannabis plant, available in forms like oil, wax, and shatter.

    • Edible Products: Foods infused with cannabis, such as gummies, brownies, cookies, or chocolates, offer an alternative to inhalation. Edibles have a delayed onset but longer-lasting effects.

    • Tincture Extracts: Liquid extracts of cannabis, usually administered sublingually (under the tongue), offering a smokeless option with precise dosing.

    • Topical Applications: Cannabis-infused creams, oils, and balms can be applied to the skin for localized relief from pain, inflammation, and soreness.

    • Capsules: Digestible capsules containing cannabis oil or dried cannabis, providing a smokeless consumption method.

    • Transdermal Patches: Patches are adhered to the skin to steadily release cannabis into the bloodstream, offering consistent and extended relief.

    • Vaporization: Devices heat cannabis flowers or concentrates to a point where cannabinoids and terpenes turn into vapor, avoiding the harmful byproducts of smoking.

    The availability of these products may vary by dispensary. Consult with your physician to determine the most suitable product and dosage for your medication

  • In Illinois, medical marijuana cards are valid for 3 years. At the end of each three-year period, you will be required to renew your registry identification card and submit new documentation. Please see their website for more information.

  • While Illinois has its own medical marijuana program, some states do recognize out-of-state medical cards. However, it's important to note that each state has its own set of qualifying conditions and regulations around medical and recreational cannabis. In certain states, you might need to apply for a local medical card to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary. Always check the specific medical marijuana laws of the state you're visiting.

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