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STEP 1 SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Simply schedule your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor through LeafyMate and pick a time / date that works best for your schedule. After booking your appointment, you will receive an email and text with a link to the video call. At the time of your appointment you will log into the online video chat using the video link provided to start your medical cannabis evaluation process. You will then be taken to complete your intake form by providing basic medical history prior to being placed into a video call with a licensed Illinois medical marijuana doctor to get evaluated and approved for your medical cannabis card in Illinois. Our patient gurus are always here to help in case you need assistance or have any questions about the process of getting your medical cannabis card in IL.
STEP 2 MEET WITH A LICSENCED PHYSICIAN ONLINE
The medical cannabis evaluation visit will be conducted via our online video telehealth platform (no downloads necessary) and should take approximately 15 minutes. At the time of your telehealth video call, the doctor will evaluate your condition and your ailments, and will determine if you are qualified for a medical cannabis card. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana and either the doctor or our patient gurus will be able to help. After completing your video call consultation, if you are approved, the doctor will email you an electronic recommendation form for medical marijuana and clear instructing on completing your state application. Once you have received the approval email with the digital certificate, you can apply directly with the state and our patient gurus will be there to assist.
STEP 3 GET YOUR MEDICAL CANNABIS CARD
Once you are approved by the licensed doctor, you’ll complete your registration directly with the state using the guide we provide, pay any additional state fee, and submit your application. After the state processes your application, you will be notified of your approval and the state will mail your card. With the medical cannabis card in hand, you can begin purchasing medical cannabis from your state dispensaries.
WHAT DOES LEAFYMATE PROVIDE IN ILLINOIS?
MEDICAL CANNABIS CONSULTATION
We connect you to a licensed medical cannabis doctors who will evaluate your ailments and ensure you are qualified for a medical cannabis card in your state.
PATIENT STATE APPLICATION SUPPORT
If you have any questions along the way, our patient gurus will be here to assist. We will be glad in helping explain the state requirements for your medical cannabis card and assist with the state application after your evaluation with a medical cannabis doctors.
DIGITAL CANNABIS CERTIFICATE
After the physician evaluation, once approved the doctor will send you an email with a digital certificate and a clear step by step guide that you will use to complete your online state application.
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LeafyMate is a healthcare technology platform with a team of technology enthusiasts and state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical products if they think it might improve their quality of life. We help by connecting patients and doctors online, to provide evaluations for each individual looking to better their life. Whether you're a connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical patient, our doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they can help.
QUALIFYING FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS IN ILLINOIS
To qualify for a patient registry identification card, a qualifying patient must:
- Be a resident of the State of Illinois at the time of application and remain a resident during participation in the program
- Have a qualifying debilitating medical condition;
- Have a signed physician certification (unless you are a veteran receiving medical care at a VA facility);
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Not hold a school bus permit or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); and
- Not be an active duty law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, or firefighter.
Make sure your physician completes the Physician Written Certification Form and gives the form back to you for submission with your application. You must scan the form and save it as a .pdf document to upload it with your on-line application or include the original document with your paper application. The physician certification must show an in-person office visit date within the last 90 days. Note that telehealth is permitted in Illinois.
PATIENT QUALIFYING CONDITIONS FOR ILLINOIS
In Illinois medical cannabis program, qualifying patients must be diagnosed with a debilitating condition, as defined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, to be eligible for a medical cannabis registry identification card in Illinois.
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Anorexia nervosa
- Arnold-Chiari malformation
- Cachexia/wasting syndrome
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Hepatitis C
- Interstitial cystitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Nail-patella syndrome
- Neuro-Behcet’s Autoimmune Disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
- 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
- Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
- Tarlov cysts
- Tourette syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
STATE APPLICATION COSTS
Qualifying patients and caregivers may apply for a one-, two-, or three-year registry identification card. Persons who are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and veterans may be eligible for a reduced application fee.
Application fees for Qualifying Patients
|Application Fee||Reduced Application Fee|
|$100 - One-Year Registry Card||$50 - One-Year Registry Card|
|$200 - Two-Year Registry Card||$100 - Two-Year Registry Card|
|$250 - Three-Year Registry Card||$125 - Three-Year Registry Card|
Application fees for Designated Caregivers
In order to enter or make a purchase of medical cannabis at a licensed dispensary or assist a registered qualifying patient with the use of medical cannabis, the designated caregiver must have a registry identification card.
|$25 - One-Year Registry Card|
|$50 - Two-Year Registry Card|
|$75 - Three-Year Registry Card|
|$75 - Caregiver applying separately for a patient who has already been registered
(the expiration date for the caregiver and the patient card will be the same)
Qualifying Patients enrolled in SSDI or SSI – Submit a “Benefit Verification Letter” from the Social Security Administration that shows your name and address and the type of benefits that are received. This letter must be dated within the last year. You can get this letter by using your My Social Security account online at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. Verifying your Social Security benefits is easy. The Social Security Administration has a webinar to assist you.
*Veterans who receive health services at a Veteran’s Administration (VA) facility are not required to obtain a physician’s written certification, but must submit 12 months of VA records to the Department with their application.
Note: Neither health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare cover costs associated with the application for or the use of medical cannabis. Qualifying patients do not need to pay a special fee to their physician for the physician written certification. The physician may accept payment for the fee associated with the personal physical examination required prior to issuing the written certification.
STATE APPLICATION PROCESS
To qualify for a patient registry identification card, a qualifying patient must:
- Be a resident of the State of Illinois at the time of application and remain a resident during participation in the program;
- Have a qualifying debilitating medical condition;
- Have a signed Health Care Professional Certification for the use of medical cannabis;
- Not hold a school bus permit or Commercial Driver's License;
- Not be an active duty law enforcement officer, correctional office, correctional probation officer or firefighter;
- Be at least 18 years of age.
A complete application includes:
Completed application form
- Proof of residency, which includes a copy of any two of the following items:
- Pay stub or electronic deposit receipt issued less than 60 days prior to the date of application that shows evidence of the applicant's withholding for state income tax.
- Valid voter registration card with an address in Illinois.
- A valid, unexpired Illinois driver's license or other state identification card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State.
- Bank statement, dated less than 60 days prior to application.
- Deed/title, mortgage, rental/lease agreement.
- Insurance policy (homeowner's or renters).
- Medical claim or statement of benefits (from private insurance company or government agency), dated less than 90 days prior to application); Social Security Disability \
- Insurance statement; or Supplemental Security Income Benefits statement.
- Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university, dated less than 12 months prior to application.
- Utility bill, including, but not limited to, those for electric, water, refuse, telephone land-line, cable or gas, issued less than 60 days prior to application.
- Notarized homeless status certification: please click on this link to use this form: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a230.pdf. If you are using this form, you only need this document to prove residency.
Proof of identity and age of the qualifying patient.
- Attach one clear color photocopy of a U.S. or Illinois government-issued photo ID.
- Photograph of the qualifying patient (Contact the Department's Division of Medical Cannabis if a photograph would be in violation of or contradictory to the qualifying patient or designated caregiver's religious convictions). Attach a photograph that:
- was taken less than 30 days before application submission;
- was taken against a plain background or backdrop;
- is in natural color;
- was taken in full-face view directly facing the camera with a neutral facial expression and both eyes are open (prescription glasses and religious head coverings not covering - any areas of the open face are not allowed);
- is at least 2 inches by 2 inches in size; and
- is at least 600 x 600 pixels, but no greater than 1,200 x 1,200 pixels in dimension.
Health Care Professional written certification
- Please use this link to print the Health Care Professional Written Certification Form http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/physician-written-certification-v0918.pdf. This form must be printed and taken to your health care professional for completion. Health Care Professional must conduct an in-person person physical examination of the qualifying patient within the last 90 calendar days. Make sure your health care professional completes the Health Care Professional Written Certification Form and mails it to the Department's Division of Medical Cannabis. The Health Care Professional Written Certification Form must be received within 90 days of the qualifying patient's application.
Health Care Professional Certification for veterans
Veterans receiving care at a VA facility do not need to provide a Health Care Professional Written Certification, but must instead provide medical records from the VA facility about treatment for their qualifying debilitating medical condition during the last year
- Use VA Form 10-5345 to request these records (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Request for and Authorization to Release Medical Records or Health Information) If you have received care for your debilitating medical condition for more than 5 years at a VA facility, you must mark "Other" on VA Form 10-5345 under "Information Requested" then specify that you are requesting information about the treatment of your debilitating medical condition of the most recent 12-month period. Under "PURPOSE(S) OR NEED FOR WHICH INFORMATION IS TO BE USED BY THE INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM INFORMATION IS TO BE TO BE RELEASED" write "personal medical purposes." Under "NAME AND ADDRESS OF ORGANIZATION, INDIVIDUAL OR TITLE OF INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM INFORMATION IS TO BE RELEASED" WRITE YOUR ADDRESS. Once you receive your official medical records, you must upload the medical records to your application.
- Form DD214 or equivalent certified documentation indicating character and dates of service.
POCESSION AND CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS IN ILLINOIS
A registered qualifying patient may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis during a 14-day period. This amount of medical cannabis, called the “adequate supply,” is defined in Section 10 of the Act. Purchases of medical cannabis can only be made at a licensed medical cannabis dispensary. Additionally, in Illinois a registered medical cannabis patient can grow up to 5 cannabis plants for personal consumption.
CAREGIVERS IN ILLINOIS
To qualify for a designated caregiver registry identification card, a designated caregiver must:
• be a resident of the state of Illinois at the time of application and remain a resident during participation
in the program;
• complete the fingerprint-based background check and not have been convicted of an excluded offense
(a violent crime as defined in Section 3 of the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act or a felony
under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, Cannabis Control Act or Methamphetamine Control and
Community Protection Act, or similar provisions in a local ordinance or other jurisdiction), unless they
have an approved waiver for the excluded offense;
• serve only one qualifying patient; and
• be at least 21 years of age.
A complete application must include all of the following:
A signed and completed application form.
Qualifying patient information.
Proof of residency.
Proof of identity of the designated caregiver.
Proof of age of the designated caregiver.
Photograph of the designated caregiver (Contact the Department’s Division of Medical Cannabis if a
photograph would be in violation of or contradictory to the qualifying patient or designated caregiver’s
Copy of the fingerprint consent form and the receipt provided by the livescan fingerprint vendor containing
the Transaction Control Number (TCN).
Excluded offense waiver, if applicable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Start by seeing a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Make an appointment with a licensed marijuana doctor at the top of this page to begin the process, through LeafyMate's platform who can evaluate your health and confirm your qualifying condition. If you are approved, the practitioner will fill out the Physician Certification Form and you will receive a copy via email. Once you receive the form, you can use it to apply for your Illinois medical marijuana card.
No. In order for a Health Care Professional to certify a qualifying patient for medical cannabis, there must be a bona fide Health Care Professional-patient relationship. Qualifying patients should begin the application process by having a discussion with the Health Care Professionals who treat their debilitating conditions and their primary care provider. IDPH will not maintain or publish a list of practitioners who issue Health Care Professional certifications.
Yes, a Medical Marijuana patient or their caregiver can grow up to five mature plants. Recreational cannabis users cannot grow marijuana in their homes in Illinois.
Yes. Chronic pain is listed as a qualifying condition that makes patients eligible for a medical cannabis card in the state.
Yes. You must continue to keep your medical cannabis license card valid by paying all required state fees after you are approved.
Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in the state, an applicant must provide either an Illinois state driver’s license or identification card to prove residency.
That depends on the state you are visiting. Before traveling, contact the state you are visiting to find out their medical cannabis rules and regulations.
The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.
If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a very high approval rate, so if you are not approved you are refunded in full.
No. Driving or operating any kind of vehicle such as motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under influence of marijuana is not allowed.
No, you cannot. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Illinois medical marijuana program. Fill out the form at the top of the page, and LeafyMate will set you up with a licensed physician.
This all depends on your recommending physician. If you have records supporting your qualifying condition, please provide them and upload them to the secure LeafyMate platform.
No. The use of medical marijuana is prohibited in public places under the law.
There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list of Illinois dispensaries below.
A registered qualifying patient may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis during a 14-day period. This amount of medical cannabis, called the “adequate supply,” is defined in Section 10 of the Act. Purchases of medical cannabis can only be made at a licensed medical cannabis dispensary.
Illinois allows medical cannabis patients to purchase all types of medicinal cannabis. Once you attain a card, you can buy flower, tincture, oils, concentrates, topicals, and edibles.
Sign up with the form at the top of this page, and we can get you an appointment in no time!
In many cases, yes. Some states are allowing telemedicine evaluations. This means that you can complete your physician’s evaluation online and then apply for your medical marijuana card. The card—or at least the temporary card—is usually delivered via email, so you can complete every step of the registration process without leaving home. Telemedicine is not available in all states.
Our physicians can only certify patients who have a qualifying condition. However, if we assess you and are unable to provide you with a certification, you receive a 100% refund. There’s no risk in scheduling your evaluation.
There are three simple steps to seeing a LeafyMate provider in Illinois to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Make an appointment using a valid email address. You'll then be send an email with a link to the video call. During the video call you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (LeafyMate and the doctors are required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a provider.
2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you'll be connected with a provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor's visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
3. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you'll be sent a copy of your recommendation letter via email. You can then complete your application on the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program website with this recommendation letter.
Yes, LeafyMate can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you're a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy. If you are not already a LeafyMate patient, make an appointment and complete your renewal.
Illinois medical marijuana recommendations are valid for one, two or three years, depending on which card you are applying for. When you use LeafyMate to obtain your certificate, we'll send you a reminder email one month before your card is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.
Find a dispensary near you and go shopping. Make sure to call the dispensary ahead of time to confirm their hours of operation.
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