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:
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.
Questions? Check out our medical FAQ page.
Agitation Of Alzheimer’s Disease
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Chronic Pain Crohn’s Disease
CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II)
Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Fibrous Dysplasia Glaucoma
Hepatitis C Hydrocephalus
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Neuro-Behcet’s Autoimmune Disease Neuropathy
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Residual Limb Pain
Seizures, Including Those Characteristic Of Epilepsy
Spinal Cord Disease
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
Superior Canal Dehiscence
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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.
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.
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.
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 (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:
Illinois has created separate medical cannabis application processes for minors, veterans, and those who are terminally ill.
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.