qualifying conditions for medical cannabis

Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Program

Current list of accepted debilitating medical conditions

The conditions that qualify for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Program, as defined in the original Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act or were added later via additional state legislation are below. 

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  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids)
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation and Syringomelia
  • Autism
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia (Severe)
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-Patella Syndrome
  • Neuro-Bechet's Autoimmune Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I)
  • Residual Limb Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
  • Sjorgren’s Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Disease, including, but not limited to Arachnoiditis, Tarlov Cysts, Hydromyelia, Syringomyelia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

If you happen to have a non-qualifying condition that requires a prescription for opioids, becoming a patient under the Illinois Opioid Alternative Pilot Program may be an option.

Adult Use

After January 1st, 2020, adults 21 years of age and older have a choice to purchase cannabis from Illinois dispensaries.