Use this guide to quickly navigate the program and find out the steps you need to take in order to enroll. For official information, visit the state’s website for specific details and requirements.

Eligible Conditions

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • 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
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome

Any patient diagnosed with a life expectancy of 6 months or less, regardless of the type of illness or condition, qualifies for an expedited medical cannabis card, with no fees or finger printing requires for either the patient, or the caregiver.

Application fee for Veterans is 50% off.

Veterans receiving ongoing care for a qualifying condition at the VA can bypass the physician certification by submitting the most recent 12 months of VA health records AND a DD214 (proof of service form with Honorable Discharge). Download digital files at

Your primary care physician will be the best person to certify your condition for your application. If your physician is unwilling to certify, you have the right to find a new physician. Applications are valid for 90 days from the date of the in-person examination. From there, you will submit your application, and the physician certification form together.

View our directory for a list of participating clinics, outreach groups and physicians. This list will be updated frequently.

Patients can visit any CVS or Walgreens for a passport photo. Additionally, you can submit a selfie, but the photo must show your face forward and visibly against a white background.

Need help finding a local dispensary, or a doctor to certify you? Check out our directory for local listings, or contact us via email and we’ll connect you with one of our local partners.

You can find a list of commonly asked questions here.

Live near Pekin, Galesburg, Harrisburg, Shelbyville, Savoy, Lincolnwood, Wicker Park, or Wood River, Illinois? We have partnered with Medical Cannabis Outreach to raise awareness in these areas during the month of October. If you need help finding a friendly physician in that area, consider reaching out to them on Facebook for help. They’ve assisted hundreds of our members!

Live near Chicago, Bannockburn, West Dundee, Mundelein or Morris? We have partnered with Chicago Compassionate Care to raise awareness in these areas. If you need help finding a friendly physician, consider giving them a call to schedule an appointment!

Live near the Chicagoland area? We have partnered with Innovative Wellness Care, a division of Innovative Express Care,  to raise awareness in this area. If you need help finding a friendly physician in that area, consider reaching out to them on Facebook for help. They’ve assisted hundreds of our members!

Live in the heart of Chicago, Illinois? We have partnered with Veriheal to raise awareness in this area. If you need help finding a friendly physician, consider scheduling an appointment by clicking HERE.