Many Illinois Medical Cannabis Patients May Begin Applying For Program
The Illinois Department of Public Health began accepting patient applications today for the state’s medical cannabis pilot program. Applicants whose last names begin with the letters A through L may apply today through the end of October. Applicants with last names that start with M through Z may apply during the months of November and December. Beginning in January, applications for patient registry ID cards will be accepted for all applicants year-round.
Here are some useful links and information for patient applicants:
- Patients may sign up online here.
- For questions, the department’s Frequently Asked Questions are here.
- Patients may contact the department by phone at 855-636-3688, or by email at DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov.
- MPP has created resources for patients, including a summary of the law here, and a handout for physicians and patients who may have questions about medical cannabis registrations.
Applications for businesses are also now available. Final versions of the dispensary and cultivation center license applications, along with detailed instructions, are now available here. There is a narrow window to submit business applications. Both types of business applications must be received by their respective state agencies between September 8 and September 22.