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Petition to Add Debilitating Conditions

Illinois residents may petition the Illinois Department of Public Health to add debilitating medical conditions or diseases to those listed in subsection (h) of Section 10 of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.

Petitions to add debilitating medical conditions or diseases will be accepted by the Department during the period of January 1 to January 31.

Petitions will be accepted in hard copy format as specified in the Petition to Add a Debilitating Condition. Petitions must be sent to:

NOTE: Petitions received outside the annual petition period will not be considered and will be returned to the sender.

Terminal illness is now a qualifying condition.

Transcripts from Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Petition Hearings