Is there a limit on the quantity of marijuana that I can purchase?
Yes, patients are allowed only up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days.
Does MCC carry different types of marijuana products?
MCC stocks a wide variety of marijuana products, including flowers, oils, concentrates, edibles, topicals, capsules, vape pens, tinctures, pre-rolls, and more. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the best strain and form for you depending on your specific condition and needs.
Does MCC sell marijuana accessories?
Yes, MCC stocks papers, pipes, water pipes (bongs), vaporizers, grinders, storage devices and more.
How much marijuana should a patient take?
Dosage depends on the needs of each patient and often varies. Our staff at MCC can help provide instruction to each patient to help achieve the desired effect.
How is black market (street) marijuana different from medical marijuana?
Our medical marijuana is produced in licensed cultivation centers in Illinois. These facilities are carefully regulated by the state of Illinois and follow very strict guidelines to ensure that each product is safe for consumption. All products sold at MCC have undergone lab testing to ensure quality, screening for microbiological or pesticide related contaminants, accuracy in cannabinoid labeling, and non-presence of residual solvents.
How do I register to become a patient?
Can I bring a companion with me in to the dispensary?
Only patients or caregivers with a valid state-issued medical marijuana registration card may enter the dispensary.
I hold a marijuana registration card in a state outside of Illinois. Can I visit MCC to obtain medication?
No, at this time only Illinois registered medical marijuana patients or caregivers can visit a dispensary in Illinois.
Is the MCC facility wheelchair accessible?
Yes, MCC can help those with special mobility needs and our staff is more than willing to assist you upon your arrival. Our bathrooms are even designed for ADA compliance.
Which medical conditions qualify for medical marijuana?
Eligible patients must be suffering from one or more of forty-one conditions to qualify for the Illinois medical marijuana program. Click here to see if your medical condition qualifies you for medical marijuana.
How are patients protected by the program?
Patients may not be arrested, prosecuted, or face any criminal or other penalties for engaging in medical marijuana use compliant under state law. Patients in need of organ transplants may not be discriminated against by medical care professionals. Landlords may not refuse to rent to patients, however they may prohibit smoking on premises. Schools and employers also may not discriminate against patient status unless they face restrictions under federal law (eg; colleges and universities receiving federal funding). Employers may still enforce drug-free policies and drug test. Employers are not required to allow possession or use on duty.
Can I obtain a medical marijuana card if I have a criminal history?
If you have ever been convicted of a felony drug crime in Illinois or elsewhere, you are not eligible. Patients who have been convicted of a misdemeanor, infraction, or other charge, you may still be eligible.
I have one of the debilitating medical conditions, am I automatically a qualified patient?
No, you must submit an application to the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Medical Cannabis with the required forms to become a registered patient.
Which medical providers can certify me for medical marijuana?
The medical provider must be a doctor of medicine licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, have a controlled substances license, and be in good standing to practice medicine in Illinois. You also must have a bona fide relationship with the doctor that is certifying you for medical marijuana.
Can a minor apply to be a patient in the program?
Minors that suffer from seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, can apply to the Medical Cannabis Program. The Department of Public Health is developing more rules for minors who suffer from other debilitating medical conditions.
Do you have a lounge area on the premises where I can consume my marijuana?
No, by state law patients are not allowed to consume marijuana on our premises.
What forms of payment do you accept?
At this time, we only accept cash payments.
Is there an ATM near MCC?
Yes, there is an ATM within walking distance.
How can I learn more about offers and promotions?
There are a few ways to learn more about MCC.
- Sign up for our email list here.
- Follow us on Facebook.
- Visit our front page for information on future marijuana seminars.
Can I place an order for delivery?
At this time MCC does not deliver, as it is prohibited by State law.
Can I place an order for pick-up?
Yes, all pick-up orders can be placed via our website through our Online Ordering Page. Additionally, patients can set up an appointment on our website.
Does MCC ship products?
No, MCC does not ship products.
What makes MCC different from other dispensaries?
Compassionate and knowledgeable staff: Our patient care specialists- Andrew, Danny, and Fred- are on site full-time to offer you the most relevant product information in a safe and comforting environment.
Personalized treatment plan: At no charge, we will develop and maintain a personalized treatment plan that keeps track of your medication and results.
Price match guarantee: We’re committed to providing low prices every day. If a local dispensary is offering an identical, in-stock item for less, let us know and we’ll match it.
Daily product specials: Be sure to check-out our daily specials for the latest deals on product sales.
High-quality cannabis products: We have personal relationships with each of our growers and an in-depth understanding of their cultivation methods. Each product we carry has been hand-selected for its quality and effectiveness.
What is a caregiver?
Under the Illinois medical marijuana program, a caregiver is a person selected by a qualifying patient that is allowed to possess and purchase 2.5 ounces of medical marijuana from a dispensary. Caregivers are issued a medical marijuana registry identification card by the Department of Public Health. Caregivers may only serve one patient, and may not receive any payment or compensation for their services. To apply to become a caregiver, please click here
How many caregivers am I allowed to have?
Each patient is allowed to have one caregiver.
Am I allowed to have a medical marijuana card and a concealed carry license?
Yes, the state of Illinois allows you to have both a medical marijuana card and your Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card.
Will I lose my VA benefits if I have a medical marijuana card?
No you will not. In May 2015, the US Senate voted to end the VA ban on medical marijuana.
Are veterans entitled to a discounted application fee?
Yes, veterans receive at 50% discount off the normal application fee.
Can a doctor working for the VA certify me for medical marijuana?
No, the VA is a federal agency. Marijuana is still illegal at a federal level so physicians associated with the VA cannot certify patients at this time.
How does a veteran qualify for a patient registry identification card?
A qualifying patient who is also a veteran and receives medical care and treatment at a VA hospital must be an Illinois resident, have a qualifying debilitating medical condition, provide a copy of official hospital medical records, provide a copy of his/her DD214 or equivalent certified document, complete the fingerprint based background check, and submit a non-refundable application fee.
Can I use medical marijuana anywhere in Illinois?
No. Using medical cannabis is prohibited in a school bus, on the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school, in any correctional facility, in any motor vehicle, in a private residence used at any time to provide licensed child care or other similar social service care on the premises and in any public place where an individual could reasonably be expected to be observed by others. A public place includes all parts of buildings owned in a whole or in part, or leased, by the state or local unit of government. A public place does not include a private residence unless the private residence is used to provide licensed child care, foster care or other similar social service care on the premises. Using medical cannabis is also prohibited in a health care facility or any other place where smoking is prohibited by the Smoke-free Illinois Act and knowingly in close physical proximity to anyone under the age of 18.
Am I protected under Illinois law if I’m visiting another state using medical marijuana?
No, the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program only applies in Illinois.
Can other medical conditions be added to the list?
Illinois residents are allowed to petition the Dept. of Public Health to add medical conditions to the list of debilitating medical conditions. You can check the Department’s website for updates.
How long does it take to receive an answer once I submit my forms to the program?
The Department of Public Health has 30 days to review your application from the date it is received. From there, the Department has 15 days to issue a registry card if the application is approved.