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1) What kind of paperwork is needed before getting approved for medical marijuana?
There are two main documents that need to be filled out and sent in to the Department of Health before a patient is approved for medical marijuana. These documents are the Physician Written Certification Form and the Application for Registry Identification Card for Qualifying Patients.
2) What fees are associated with getting my medical marijuana card?
For all patients there is a non-refundable fee of $100 that must be sent in with the patient’s application.
This fee is reduced to $50 for Veterans and patients who are enrolled in the federal Social Security Disability Income(SSDI) or the Supplementary Security Income (SSI) programs. In addition there is a $25 fee that must be included with the Caregiver Application form.
3) What are the approved conditions by the state of Illinois to obtain a medical marijuana?
Medical conditions that warrant the use of medical cannabis as a treatment vary from state to state and are classified in Ililnois as debilitating medical conditions.
Debilitating medical conditions include: Alzheimer's disease, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Cancer, Chron's disease, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Hepatits C, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
4) Who are the approved physicians in Illinois that can help me?
Under the Illinois compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program the only physicians who are eligible to recommend a patient for treatment using medicinal cannabis are doctors of medicine or osteopathy licensed under the Medical Practice Act.