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.

Medical Cannabis Registry Applications

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:

News and Announcements

Frequently Asked Questions

Physician Information

Educational Resources

Drug Facts - Marijuana (National Institutes of Health)

Mind Your Meds - Basic Medication Safety Tips (PDF)

A Slippery Slope: The Dangers of Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse (PDF)

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

Contact Us
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761-0001

Toll-free 855-636-3688
217-782-3300 or
TTY (hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466
e-mail: DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov