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Illinois Medical Marijuana Card

The first step in applying to receive a medical marijuana card in Illinois is to fulfill the basic requirements and qualifications that the Illinois Department of Public health has set, such as:

    • You must be 18 years or older
    • Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
    • Must be an Illinois resident with proof of residency
    • As of August 28th, 2018 Fingerprints are no longer required.

If you meet the Illinois medical card requirements, fill out the form below and we can help you get successfully submit your application as well as receive a $20 cannabis coupon for you to use on your first visit to MCC.

How To Qualify?

In order to apply for a medical marijuana card and qualify as a patient to legally use medical marijuana in Illinois, you must be diagnosed as having one of the qualifying conditions approved to take part in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. See the currently approved Illinois medical marijuana 2018 list of conditions here.

The process towards your medical cannabis card in Illinois may seem complicated but with the right assistance, it can be done right and quickly. Follow these easy steps on how to get a medical marijuana card in Illinois. Or have us help you by signing up and we’ll even give you a Free $20 coupon for you to use upon your first visit.

Your Card in 5 Easy Steps

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Get a Physician Written Certification Form

Talk to your current physician or find one near you and have them fill out and mail into the Department of Health your Illinois physician written certification form confirming that you currently have one of the qualifying conditions.

Remember: Your appointment must be within 90 days from the day you submitted your application.

Required Documents

You must have the following documents in order four you medical marijuana application to be approved. A recent headshot, two proofs of Residency, proof of age and identity (valid gov ID), and your fingerprint consent form and receipt.


Copy of a valid Government issued photo ID, cannot be expired.

You need to provide a recent passport style photo, You can see the photo guidelines here.

Provide two items that prove you live in Illinois such as a bank statement, state ID card, and voter ID card.

  • The address on the two items must match your application address

As of August 28th, 2018 Fingerprints are no longer required.

Complete Your Application

Fill out the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program application and choose the medical marijuana dispensary you wish to purchase cannabis products from. You can also select a caregiver to help deliver your medicine to you if you do not need a caregiver simply skip that section.

Future patients looking to purchase a three-year cannabis ID card can apply online. Two and one-year registry card applications must be mailed in.

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Application Fee

The application fee differs depending on the number of years your card is valid. A one-year registry card cost $100, a two-year registry card costs $200 and three-year registry cards cost $250.

Veterans and patients enrolled in either the Federal Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs qualify for a reduced application fee consisting of: $50 for a one-year registry card, $100 for a two-year registry card, and $125 for a three-year registry card.

Finally, Just Mail-In Your Application

Now that you have gathered all your required documents and completed the Illinois medical marijuana application you are ready to mail in your application to the Illinois Department of Public Health. And that’s it you have now successfully submitted your medical marijuana application.

Once Approved, Select MCC as Your Dispensary

Once you have applied and been approved for Illinois medical marijuana you will receive an Illinois medical cannabis patient identification card. After receiving the card you will have the opportunity to choose a dedicated Illinois medical marijuana dispensary (form located here) which you will purchase Illinois medical marijuana at on a regular basis. Midwest Compassion Center invites approved patients to visit our medical marijuana dispensary to witness the experience we provide firsthand so you can choose Midwest Compassion Center as your dedicated Illinois medical marijuana dispensary.

To renew your card visit the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program webpage and click on the Renew Here button to log in.

Don’t Forget Your $20 Marijuana Coupon

Get your $20 Cannabucks coupon when you sign up for you to use on your first purchase at MCC. We will also reach out to you to help you with the registration process so that your first application comes out a success.

Have more questions? See our FAQ page or send us your questions at [email protected]

Illinois Forms and Paperwork

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Illinois Department of Public Health

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

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-855-636-3688

The Illinois Department of Public Health has put together an infographic with the top 10 tips for applying for an Illinois medical marijuana card. To view this Illinois medical marijuana application infographic click here.

While it may seem daunting at first to apply for Illinois medical marijuana card as there are numerous steps in the process, Midwest Compassion Center Dispensary is here to assist patients in the Illinois medical marijuana approval process. MCC Dispensary staff is always available to help patients and answer any questions that arise while completing the Illinois medical marijuana application.

For more information or help with your Illinois medical marijuana patient application do not hesitate to contact us via phone (630-359-3213) or email.

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