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How to Get a Medical Card in Illinois in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

  • 3. Get Your State Card

    Once you’re approved, you’ll receive an email containing your electronic certification along with instructions to finish your state registration via Illinois’s online MMJ registration portal. Your Illinois certification and med card are valid for one, two, or three years, depending on the registration fee you paid.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Illinois?
Meet your perks.

Registered medical patients in Illinois pay only a 1% tax (compared to recreational taxes that range from 19.5% to 34.7%).
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In Illinois, only registered medical marijuana patients have the right to cultivate cannabis. Patients can grow up to 5 plants at home.
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Recreational users are limited to just over an ounce, but MMJ patients can purchase up to 2.5 oz and can keep the cannabis they cultivate at home!
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Illinois dispensaries are required to maintain stock specifically for medical marijuana patients to guarantee availability.
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Many dispensaries throughout the state serve patients first and offer them special discounts! Call your dispensary to learn more.
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Qualifying conditions in Illinois

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How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Illinois

Most states with medical cannabis programs also offer patients the option to designate a caregiver to help them purchase, administer, and even cultivate their medicine. Minor cannabis patients often need to have a parent or guardian designated as their caregiver in order to participate in the program. Illinois is no exception, and the caregiver application process is fairly straightforward.

A patient may designate a caregiver either when they initially register for the Illinois medical cannabis program or add them at a later date. Illinois medical cannabis patients can designate up to three caregivers at once. In Illinois, caregivers must be over 21 years-old, and they cannot have been convicted of one of the state’s excluded offenses. They also must formally agree to assist the patient with their medical cannabis.

To qualify as a caregiver in Illinois, you must:

  • be responsible for the management of the wellbeing of the registered patient concerning their palliative use of cannabis
  • be at least 21 years of age

Caregivers cannot:

  • have been convicted of one of the state’s excluding offenses

The caregiver application fees are:

  • $25 for 1 year
  • $50 for 2 years
  • $75 for 3 years

Learn more about becoming a caregiver in Illinois.