Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program
On August 12, 2019, changes to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program became effective. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act is a permanent program and the “pilot” designation has been removed. The Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program allows persons who are diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition to register with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) in order to obtain access to cannabis (marijuana) for medical use. Currently 37 states and Washington, DC have legalized the medical use of cannabis.
What will I need for an appointment?
At your appointment application assistants will help you complete all parts of the application.
- State Application Fee (credit/debit card only) – select a one, two, or three year fee (pay online during appointment)
- Proof of Age & Identity- valid, unexpired drivers license or government issued photo ID
- Additional Proof of Residency (if your address does not match the address on your ID)
*Patient can designate a caregiver to assist with the use and purchase of medical cannabis. Caregiver will need to complete an application along with the patient and bring the same documents.
For more information on the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/medical-cannabis
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