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Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program

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Important Alert for Patients/Applicants

As required by the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is providing notice to the public of the annual period for submitting petitions for the addition of debilitating medical conditions to the list prescribed by Section 10 of the Act.  Beginning at 12:01AM December 1, 2021 and ending at 11:59PM December 31, 2021, IDPH will accept petitions on forms and in a manner prescribed by IDPH.  The forms and instructions will be made available at a later date.”

Application Resources

Technical Assistance:

Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program

In August 2013, Illinois became the 20th state to authorize a program for the cultivation and dispensing of cannabis for medical purposes. The Medical Cannabis Registry Program is a statewide program that allows patients access to medical marijuana who meet one of the qualifying conditions. The Illinois Department of Public Health manages the registry by reviewing and processing applications and issuing registry cards to Illinois residents meeting program requirements. IDPH protects patient confidentiality while striving to ensure timely accessibility to cannabis for registered patients.

Referral Sources

Monthly Medical Cannabis Patient Program data can be found on the Statewide Medical Cannabis Pilot Program website.

Educational Resource - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov

Contact Information

IDPH does not offer onsite assistance, but we are able to answer your questions or process your requests via email.

Medical Cannabis Patient Program - DPH.medicalcannabis@illinois.gov

Opioid Alternative Pilot Program – DPH.OAPP@illinois.gov

Medical Cannabis Program representatives are available by phone at 1-855-636-3688 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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