Illinois Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761-0001
Website: Illinois Medical Cannabis Program
Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana
“The first medical cannabis dispensary opened for business in Illinois on November 9, 2015. A total of twenty dispensaries were licensed in Illinois by December 31, 2015”, Illinois Medical Cannabis Registry Pilot Program Mid-Year Report [Accessed March 01, 2016]
The Illinois Patient Registry fee is $100. For persons enrolled in federal Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SS) disability programs, the fee is $50. The Illinois Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program: Information
On April 17, 2013, House Bill 1 was approved — effective January 01, 2014. Known as the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act”, HB 1 established a patient registry program, to protect the registered qualifying patients and their registered appointed caregivers, from “arrest, prosecution, or denial of any right or privilege”. It also includes provisions for cultivation centers and dispensing organizations.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions
Patients in Illinois diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Illinois Medical Marijuana law:
Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis), Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia syringomyelia, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrous dysplasia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and post concussion syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomelia, Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Parkinson’s Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Myoclonus, Dystonia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I), Causalgia, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II), Neurofibromatosis, Chronic inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus, Interstitial Cystitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Hydrocephalus, nail-patella syndrome or residual limb pain; or the treatment of these conditions
* Effecitve Jaunary 01, 2015 — Seizures, including those related to epilepsy;
* Effecitve June 30, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder; and terminal patients with a prognosis of less than six months to live.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations
The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, of Illinois, specifically defines an “adequate supply” as “2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days, derived solely from an intrastate source”, and strictly prohibits the cultivation of cannabis.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine
Illinois marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.