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Getting Started

Talk to your physician about medical cannabis and educate them about the program. Have your physician complete a Physician Certification Form and mail to IDPH.

Begin the Illinois Medical Cannabis Application. Patients may submit an Online Application, or print and mail a Paper Applications to IDPH. Applications must also include:

  • Proof of identity and age as evidenced by a valid government-issued photo ID.
  • A photograph that is less than 30 days old, taken against a plain background.
  • Proof of residency, any two of the following items:
    • Pay stub
    • Voter registration card
    • Valid Illinois license or state ID
    • Bank statement
    • Mortgage or lease
    • Insurance policy/medical claim
    • Tuition invoice
    • Utility bill
Application Fee: $100 or $50 reduced fee for veterans and SSDI recipients.

To satisfy the background check requirement, visit an Illinois licensed Live Scan Vendor to get fingerprinted, and fill out a Fingerprint Consent Form. Be sure to include the Transaction Control Number (TCN) that the Live Scan Vendor will provide.

Complete an Online Application, or mail Paper Applications to:

Division of Medical Cannabis

535 W. Jefferson Street

Springfield, Illinois 62761-0001

Online application

Paper application for adults

Application for a minor

Caregiver application

Fingerprint consent form

Fingerprint vendor list

Medical Cannabis Custodial Parent and Legal Guardian Attestation Form

Physician certification form

Reviewing physician certification form for qualifying patients under 18 years of age

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About Us

The Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois (“MCAI”) is a trade association representing cultivation centers and dispensary organizations, who are licensed by the State through the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. MCAI strives to promote the general welfare of the public, while promoting the medicinal benefits of cannabis, the safe delivery of the product and the overall growth and interest of the medical cannabis industry and associated partners.

Please do not hesitate to Contact MCAI we provide our members with inside historical knowledge of the law, and regularly work with physicians and patient advocates to address their concerns, with the ultimate goal of helping suffering patients gain access to our medicinal products. MCAI members are dedicated to investing in their local communities and are committed to being a voice for patients throughout the State.

Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois

Cannabis Patient Advocacy Coalition