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. Please check this website regularly for the latest news and program information.

News and Announcements

April 18, 2014 – The Illinois Department of Public Health has formally filed medical cannabis pilot program administrative rules. These rules incorporate many of the comments and suggestions we have received from the public. Today begins the 45-day “First Notice” public comment period on the rules. You can view and comment on the rules here.

January 21, 2014Draft DPH Medical Cannabis Registry Program Rules Posted for Public Comment
All comments and suggested changes to the draft DPH rules are welcome and encouraged, and should be sent electronically to DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov. When commenting on specific sections, please include the page number and the section number you are referring to. The Department requests any comments be submitted by Friday, February 7, 2014.

Comments may also be submitted via mail to:

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

Attn: Rulemaking

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
Office of Health Promotion
Bureau of Medical Cannabis
217-782-3300
e-mail: DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov