Medical Cannabis Card – Patient

Quick Links – Medical Cannabis Card
| Main | Patient | Caregiver | Minor | Veteran | Terminal Illness | Fingerprinting |

Qualifying As A Patient

In order to get a medical cannabis qualifying patient card, some basic qualifications must be met.

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Illinois state resident with proof of residency
  • Diagnosis of a qualifying medical condition
  • Doctor’s certification

Final things to check

Before submitting an application it’s good practice to double check that all required documents are accounted for. This will ensure timely processing of the application and avoid easy mistakes.

* For parents attempting to access medical cannabis for their children, two physician are required, with the parent or legal guardian serving as primary caregiver for the patient.

Application Forms & Delivery

Patients must mail their application, fees, and required documents (pdf) below.

Mail Application to:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761-0001