The state posted application forms online Friday. Aspiring patients and caregivers must submit applications to be approved for a state-issued ID card. The card will permit them to purchase medical marijuana legally. Patients will need to submit a doctor's certification.
Officials expect a big response, so they decided to allow patients to apply for ID cards in two waves based on the first letter of their last names.
Patients whose last names begin with A through L and their caregivers can submit applications in September and October.
Patients whose last names begin with M through Z and their caregivers can submit applications in November and December.
as posted by the State of Illinois http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/mcpp/Pages/default.aspx
August 8, 2014In order to provide time for patients, caregivers, and dispensary and cultivation center applicants to prepare all necessary materials, application information is now available online. No materials should be sent to the State at this time. More information can be found here.July 18, 2014On Tuesday, July 15, 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.
Welcome to the website for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program ("MCPP"). The MCPP implementation process formally begins January 1, 2014, on the Effective Date of the law.
WARNINGMembers of the public should be aware that full implementation of MCPP will take time. The State of Illinois is warning that it will not be legal for anyone to grow, offer to provide, or to possess, medical cannabis until licenses have been issued and the program is up and running. If you receive a solicitation, we recommend you report it to the hotline for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division: 1-800-243-0618, or 1-877-844-5461 (TTY).
Illinois will be working diligently to create a transparent and thorough process to ensure access to medical cannabis for qualified individuals. This website will be the central location for implementation updates, draft and final administrative rules, application forms, FAQ's, press releases, and other materials. The State of Illinois is also collecting general comments and suggestions regarding the Pilot Program here.