Get a Medical Cannabis Card

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You should be able to get your Illinois medical cannabis card and purchase medical cannabis at Dispensary 33 in less than 24 hours. In order to get an Illinois medical cannabis card, you must:

  1. Be an Illinois resident and able to provide two proofs of residency
  2. Get a physician’s certification

    Sympathetic doctors work hard to qualify everyone who wants a card. If you need a doctor, fill out the form below. We will send you a list of doctors and information. If you already have a doctor willing to sign your certification, use this form.

  3. Complete the State’s online application and have access to medical cannabis in 24 hours!

Questions? Check out our medical FAQ page.

Ready to get a medical cannabis card? Fill out the form below for all the information you’ll need!

Qualifying Conditions

Agitation Of Alzheimer’s Disease


Anorexia Nervosa

Arnold-Chiari Malformation




Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Chronic Pain Crohn’s Disease

CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II)


Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Fibromyalgia (Severe)

Fibrous Dysplasia Glaucoma

Hepatitis C Hydrocephalus


Interstitial Cystitis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome



Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Myasthenia Gravis


Nail-Patella Syndrome

Neuro-Behcet’s Autoimmune Disease Neuropathy



Parkinson’s Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Residual Limb Pain

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seizures, Including Those Characteristic Of Epilepsy

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Spinal Cord Disease

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)

Superior Canal Dehiscence

Syndrome Syringomyelia

Tarlov Cysts

Tourette’s Syndrome

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Wasting Syndrome/Cachexia

There are a number of eligible conditions diagnosed from patient-reported symptoms, rather than clinical test results. These conditions afflict many people for decades before being diagnosed. Here are some reasons why you probably qualify for medical cannabis in Illinois, even if you don’t think you do.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Concussions are commonly caused by contact sports injuries, falls and car accidents. Anyone who has suffered a concussion can suffer life-long consequences, often with a delayed onset of symptoms. If you have nausea, dizziness or headaches, it is likely a doctor will diagnose you with post-concussion syndrome which will qualify you for a medical cannabis card.

Spinal Cord Injury

This condition applies to people with any number of back issues, including herniated discs, as well as more common conditions like bulging discs. If you suffer from regular back pain you can likely be diagnosed with spinal cord injury and qualify for an Illinois medical cannabis card.

Severe Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of severe fibromyalgia include fatigue, numbness, burning sensations and chronic pain, but, because there is no test for severe fibromyalgia, an understanding doctor must rely solely on your group of symptoms in order to make a diagnosis. Severe fibromyalgia can devastate quality of daily life and is recognized in Illinois as a condition that is eligible for a medical cannabis card.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) applies to any survivor of physical or psychological trauma, whether in war or at home. Symptoms of PTSD can include anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares, and uncontrollable thoughts. PTSD can be diagnosed with a single psychological evaluation, qualifying you for a medical cannabis card.

People often ask us whether depression and anxiety qualify for medical cannabis in Illinois. Although Illinois doesn’t recognize clinical depression or anxiety disorders as eligible conditions for medical cannabis, anxiety and depression are some of the most common symptoms of PTSD. If you experience these symptoms, we encourage you to speak with a sympathetic health care professional about psychological evaluation for PTSD.


A caregiver is someone designated by a patient to purchase cannabis either with the patient or on their behalf. Caregivers can accompany patients inside the dispensary or come alone to purchase without the patient. Regardless, caregivers have all the same privileges of purchasing and possessing cannabis that patients do in Illinois. In order to qualify, caregivers must:

Unique Patient Situations

Illinois has created separate medical cannabis application processes for minors, veterans, and those who are terminally ill.


The Parent or Guardian of a qualifying minor will have to fill out the application for minors (instructions) and caregiver application. Minors will also need to acquire a second reviewing physician’s approval in addition to the standard physician certification.

Patients with Terminal Illness

Anyone who has received a diagnosis of terminal illness with a prognosis of less than six months of life will have their application fee waived. The Terminal Illness Application Form must be completed and can be submitted online to the Illinois Department of Health online portal.


If you are a veteran receiving care from a Veterans Affairs facility, you will not need a physician to sign any forms on your behalf. Go to the Release of Information office at your VA to request your medical records for the previous year as well as your complete DD-214 to certify your dates of service and condition of discharge. Include all of these documents with your Qualifying Patient application and submit by mail.

For more information on receiving your medical records, please visit the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center website.

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