Minor Qualifying Patient Application

Families may choose a one-year, two-year card, or three-year Medical Cannabis Registry Card for a minor with a debilitating condition. One caregiver is included at no charge in the application for a minor. There can be up to three caregivers chosen.

Minor qualifying patients do not need to submit a photo.

A health care professional certification is required as well as a reviewing health care professional certification.

A designated caregiver shall be specified for a minor qualifying patient:

A qualifying patient under 18 years of age may identify up to three designated caregivers, at least one caregiver must be the biological parent or legal guardian.

Qualifying patients who turn 18 years of age during the time period in which their registry identification card is valid may apply for an adult registry identification card immediately or during the normal renewal period.  Until that time, the registry identification card shall be subject to the conditions applicable to the registered qualifying patient under age 18.

Designated caregivers of registered qualifying patients under 18 years of age may only purchase medical cannabis-infused products from registered dispensing organizations; other types of medical cannabis products are not allowed.


Ashley’s Law – Ensuring Access to Medical Cannabis for Registered Patients Under Age 18

For more information about Ashley’s Law please refer to the Illinois State Board of Education website