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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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CANNABIS IN ILLINOIS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
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
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
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.