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How to Get aN IL Medical Marijuana Card

These are the steps to get a medical marijuana card in Illinois with the help of Leafy DOC:

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Book Your Appointment

Skip the wait at the doctor’s office and schedule your evaluation from the comfort and convenience of your home. Submit an intake form with a few personal details and a summary of your medical history; then, we’ll help you book an on-demand telehealth appointment or schedule a convenient time for later.

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Match With a Licensed Marijuana Doctor

Connect with the right doctor in minutes and easily chat with your provider on a smartphone, computer, or tablet via phone call or video. Our licensed physicians will evaluate your qualifying condition, address your questions and concerns, and then provide a recommendation for medical cannabis via email.

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Register with the Il Department of Public Health

Log in to the Illinois Department of Public Health website and register as a patient using your medical marijuana certification from Leafy DOC and the required documents.

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Get Your Illinois Medical Card

After the State approves your registration, they will email you a downloadable patient ID card you can print. Once you have the MMJ card, you can visit Illinois dispensaries and purchase medicinal cannabis products.

The Leafy DOC Difference

We’re here to help! At Leafy DOC, we believe that access to medical cannabis is essential; we connect medical marijuana patients with a licensed medical marijuana doctor online for patient evaluations. A certified health professional is ready to help with the medical marijuana certification.

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Illinois Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the State of Illinois
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • An adult resident may possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of cannabis concentrate, and up to 500 milligrams of THC in a cannabis-infused product.
  • Any person who is at least 18 years of age and delivers cannabis to an underage person three years his junior may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term up to twice the maximum period otherwise authorized.
  • Possession of more than 1.5 ounces of marijuana can be punished with a prison term not to exceed one year and a fine not to exceed 2000 USD.
  • Possession of marijuana paraphernalia in cases where the marijuana possessed was ten grams, or less is a civil violation punishable by a fine between 100-200 USD.
  • A registered medical cannabis patient may cultivate up to 5 plants that are 5 inches or taller.

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 1931: Cannabis was banned in Illinois due to federal prohibition
  • 1978: The Cannabis Control Act allowed medical marijuana; however, the Police and Human Services Department did not act to establish the program
  • 2013: The Compassionate Care Act was passed to legalize medical cannabis for specific medical conditions
  • 2016: Personal use of cannabis up to ten grams was decriminalized
  • 2017: Recreational legalization was proposed but not voted on
  • 2018: The medical program and qualifying conditions were expanded
  • 2019: The General Assembly passed the Illinois Cannabis Regulation, and Tax Act was passed to legalize cannabis use for adults in IL
  • 2020: In January of 2020, recreational use began, and cultivation became legal for medical patients

Possession Limits in IL

  • Patients with an Illinois medical cannabis card may possess 2.5 ounces every fourteen days per the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Patients with the following conditions to apply for an Illinois medical card:
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Any debilitating medical conditions for which an opioid has been or could be prescribed by a physician based on generally accepted standards of care
  • Arnold Chiari malformation
  • Autism
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome type 2
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail patella syndrome
  • Neuro-Behcet’s autoimmune disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy, patients with Objective Neurological indication
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury or Spinal cord disease
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia 
  • Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis

Illinois does not certify medical cannabis patients with out-of-state medical cards, but an adult medical patient can visit a legal dispensary to purchase with an ID. 

That depends on the State you visit; some states accept out-of-state MMJ cards while others do not. We recommend checking local medical cannabis rules and regulations before traveling.

Regarding growing marijuana in Illinois, cannabis cultivation is only allowed by medical marijuana users registered with the state department.

Currently, five cannabis plants per residence are allowed at one time with a marijuana card in Illinois.

The Compassionate Care Act does not permit the use of cannabis under any of the following circumstances: 

  • possessing cannabis in a school bus unless authorized by a qualifying patient or caregiver according to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act
  •  on the grounds of any preschool or primary or secondary school, unless permitted for a qualifying patient or caregiver according to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act
  •  in any correctional facility
  • in a vehicle not open to the public unless the cannabis is in a reasonably secured, sealed container and reasonably inaccessible while the vehicle is moving
  • in a private residence that is used at any time to provide licensed child care or other similar social service care on the premises
  • in any public place. A public place means any place where a person could reasonably be expected to be observed by others. It includes all parts of buildings owned or leased by the State or a local government unit.
  •  A public place does not include a private residence unless the personal home is used to provide licensed child, foster care, or other similar social service care on the premises.
  • Operating, navigating, or being in physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence
  •  of the use of cannabis by a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, or firefighter while on duty; or 
  • medical cannabis treatment by a person who has a school bus permit or a Commercial Driver’s License while on duty. 
Helping you apply for an Illinois medical marijuana card

Our Mission at Leafy DOC is to provide a seamless customer experience, educate people about cannabis, and ultimately help people get an MMJ card quickly and efficiently.

We put our best efforts towards getting you legal access to cannabis products by providing health consultation and an appointment to get your medical marijuana card online.

Our team is here every step of the way to help you learn about cannabis and its medical benefits for your body and mind.

Illinois law requires all qualified patients to be registered with the State before purchasing medical marijuana products.
Requirements are as follows: 
  • A medical marijuana patient must be 18 years of age or older
  • Only patients who can prove Illinois residency can apply (personal driver’s license, Government ID)
  • Illinois residents must also have medical records showing a diagnosis that qualifies for medical marijuana cards by a licensed doctor.

A designated caregiver is someone licensed to assist a licensed qualifying patient with the purchase and use of medical cannabis. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, an Illinois caregiver must be at least 21 years old and can only care for one patient at a time without compensation.

The caregiver must also prove residency by submitting a driver’s license or state identification card and a background check for felonies. Finally, a caregiver must present a photo for medical card registration, which costs 75 USD with a patient or 100 USD without a patient.

Visit These Illinois Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card


Chicago is the most popular destination in Illinois and has much to explore. Top attractions can be found in one area known as the Loop. 

  • Millennium Park, where you can spot the reflective sculpture, The Bean.
  •  Chicago Institute of Art, one of the top art museums in the nation
  • The Aon Center
  • Chase Tower
chicago river surrounded by buildings with yellow water taxi is a great place to visit after getting your medical card
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Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park is on the banks of the Illinois River and near Chicago. This beautiful park offers sandstone canyons formed by melting glaciers, and Wildcat Canyon and French Canyon feature waterfalls. Hiking is a perfect way to explore the Starved Rock State Park, and the most accessible trail leads to the Lover’s Leap Overlook.