Medical Cannabis

The Illinois Department of Public Health is committed to the effective implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (P.A. 98-0122). On this website, you will find information about the program for patients and caregivers, physicians and the general public. Check this website regularly for the latest news and program information.

News and Announcements

September 2, 2014 – IDPH Patient Applications Now Available Online

Patients and caregivers may now submit medical cannabis registry application online through a secure electronic application https://medicalcannabispatients.illinois.gov.  Persons whose last name starts with A through L may apply between September 2 and October 31, 2014. Persons whose last name starts with M through Z may apply between November 1 and December 31, 2014. After January 1, 2015, any eligible qualifying patients may submit an application.

Persons unable to use the online application may mail application materials to:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761-0001

Application materials include:

August 8, 2014 – IDPH Patient Applications Now Available
Application Submission Period Begins September 2nd

July 15, 2014 – The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved the rules for the medical cannabis pilot program from the Departments of Agriculture, Financial and Professional Regulation, Public Health, and Revenue. We greatly appreciate the many comments and suggestions that strengthened the Pilot Program rules. More information can be found here http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp/Pages/update-07182014.aspx.

January 1, 2014 – Effective date of Public Act 98-0122

August 1, 2013Governor Quinn Signs Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act

Frequently Asked Questions

Physician Information

Comments

Comments and recommendations to inform the Illinois Department of Public Health as it contemplates draft administrative rules for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program may be sent by e-mail to: DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov

For more information, please visit the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program website.

Contact Us
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
Toll-free 855-636-3688
217-782-3300 or
TTY (hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466
e-mail: DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov