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Illinois Medical Marijuana Law

Status

 

Operational

Law Signed:

2013

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

    • Alzheimer's disease
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Arnold Chiari malformation
    • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Causalgia
    • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
    • Complex regional pain syndrome type 2
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Dystonia
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fibrous dysplasia
    • Glaucoma
    • Hepatitis C
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Hydromyelia
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Lupus
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myoclonus
    • Nail patella syndrome
    • Neurofibromatosis
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Post-traumatic stress
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sjogren's syndrome
    • Spinal cord disease
    • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
    • Syringomyelia
    • Tarlov cysts
    • Tourette's syndrome
    • Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome

Effective June 30, 2016, physicians are no longer required to explicitly recommend cannabis therapy. Instead, physicians are required to certify that there exists a bona fide doctor-patient relationship and that the patient possesses a qualifying, debilitating medical condition.

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Two and a half ounces of cannabis per 14-day period

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Not yet

CAREGIVERS

Yes, caregivers, who may serve only one patient, are permitted to pick up medicine for very ill, homebound patients and are also subject to possession limit.

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

Illinois Department of Public Health