At Medical Cannabis Outreach, one of the most frequently asked questions we get from prospective patients is how they can get approved for a medical marijuana card in the state of Illinois. The answer to this is very simple, and thanks to our streamlined approval process, qualifying patients are able to get the treatment they need in a matter of weeks. So how exactly does it work? Our in-clinic medical marijuana doctors are here to explain what you need to do in order to get approved for a medical card in Savoy, Chicago, Pekin, or at any of our other medical cannabis clinics throughout Illinois.

Medical Condition

The first step toward getting approved for a medical marijuana license in Illinois is providing proof that you have a severe or debilitating health condition that qualifies you for medical cannabis treatment. These conditions include HIV/AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cancer, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), epilepsy, and many others, which you can see here. In order to get approved for a medical marijuana card, you must first provide a copy of your medical records when you visit our in-clinic physicians for your consultation, who will then determine whether or not you are eligible for medical marijuana treatment and fill out the Physician Certification Form.

Proof Of Residency & Age

To apply for a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you must also provide two proofs of residency so we (and the state) know that you are, indeed, a permanent resident. This is another non-negotiable part of the medical-card process, as it helps us ensure that you are who you say you are and that you live where it is legal to obtain medical marijuana treatment and/or CBD oil. We will also ask you to provide photo identification in the form of a driver’s license or passport so we know that you are 18 years of age or older, which is the legal age requirement for obtaining medical marijuana treatment.

If you are under the age of 18 and have a qualifying health condition, make sure to bring a parent or guardian with you, in addition to your medical records, proof of residency, and photo identification. The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program allows parents of children to help them seek proper treatment (non-psychoactive CBD oil, edibles, or topicals) for childhood cancer, epileptic seizures, and other qualifying conditions while they are under the age of 18. For more information about serving as a medical cannabis caregiver for your child, click here.

Medical Card Application & Registration Term

Once you have been approved for a medical cannabis card by one of our friendly and professional in-clinic physicians, they will help you apply for a medical card. At Medical Cannabis Outreach, we do not charge a processing fee for medical card applications, as we consider it our duty to help you obtain safe treatment at an affordable price. Rather, we walk you through the entire process for free, from filling out the paperwork and paying the state fee to taking your photo for the ID and helping you determine whether or not you qualify for any discounts.

Veterans and those on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may receive a discount of 50 percent on the state fee, so make sure to bring your DD214, discharge papers, or Social Security benefit verification letter if this applies to you. Regardless of whether you qualify for this discount, we will help you determine whether a one-year, two-year, or three-year medical card registration is best for you and your unique condition. For veterans and those with SSDI, a medical card registration costs $50 per year (or $125 for the three-year registration), and for others, it costs $100 per year (or $250 for the three-year registration).

Get Approved For A Medical Card At Medical Cannabis Outreach

Now that you know a little more about how to get a medical marijuana card in Illinois, it’s time to determine whether or not you qualify for treatment via the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program. Check out the new patient page on our website, or visit one of our medical marijuana clinics in Savoy, Shelbyville, Harrisburg, Lincolnwood, Wood River, Pekin, or Chicago today.

Thank you for choosing Medical Cannabis Outreach for your medical card! We look forward to helping you get the natural treatment you need to live a happy, comfortable life.