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Getting A Marijuana Medical Card In Illinois

Getting a marijuana medical card in Illinois

Medical Marijuana was legalized in Illinois in 2014. Since then, there has been increasing demand for medical cards, AKA “med cards,” by residents who seek to use cannabis products, particularly for the medicinal benefits that come with owning the card. Thankfully, getting the card has never been easier with the improvement of modern technology.

Illinois Med Card: Telehealth Meets Medical Marijuana

A medical cannabis card is a privilege that patients who can benefit from MMJ aim to get. In Illinois, medical cards can be obtained online from Illinois-based healthcare providers licensed and qualified to offer the card to people with chronic medical conditions. Online medical cards are obtained by utilizing telemedicine, a fancy name for medical consultation, over video or phone calls.

If you have recently moved to Illinois or are an Illinois resident seeking to get a medical card but are not sure of how to go about with the application, this article can be of great help. It will help you broaden your understanding of how simple it is to get a med card online and how to join the Illinois Medical MCPP.


Obtaining An Illinois Cannabis Card Online: What You Should Know

1. The online process is safe and simple to navigate

With the advent of faster internet and smart devices, it is possible to do virtually anything online. Accessing government services and applying for a medical card is no exception.

Applying for a marijuana card online is simpler and faster than the physical application because you don’t have to wait in the waiting room to be served. The online process is also convenient – you can go through the process from the comfort of your couch.

2. Fast document delivery

To be eligible for a medical card, you must be approved by a certified medical cannabis doctor in Illinois. To get the process of applying for a med card started, call 1Body1Life at 773-707-6020 to see if you qualify for state-approved plant medicine. The doctor will evaluate your conditions to determine if you qualify.

If you have a qualifying condition, you will get a certification through email or in your patient account. Your healthcare provider will also send you detailed instructions on registering with the state.

The delivery of your patient certificate and instruction is easy and faster, courtesy of the online application.

3. Quick Certification

Evaluations via a real-time interactive telemedicine platform speeds up the application and ensures you obtain certification as soon as possible. Typically, you get online certification promptly after the marijuana doctor who evaluated you certifies you have a debilitating condition as defined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act. 

You should be able to download your patient certificate immediately and proceed to complete the registration with the State of Illinois.

4. Privacy is assured

Privacy is an utmost concern when it comes to personal medical records. Thankfully, the Illinois cannabis platform guarantees the safety of the data and medical information you provide when applying online. 1Body1life, adheres to HIPAA compliance and keeps all your records confidential.

If you are afraid of sharing your medical information online, you can also book an in-office evaluation or provide your information over the phone. There are many medical doctors in Illinois offering medical evaluations for patients both in-office and via telemedicine. 1Body1life, makes it affordable and just makes the process easier.

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Requirements For Getting A Medical Card In Illinois

To get a med card in Illinois, you must meet certain debilitating conditions specified by the Illinois Department of Public Health. You must also meet the following requirements to get started with the application for a medical card.

  • Be an adult, at least 18 years 
  • Minors or under-age patients must have two recommendations from different doctors, and the parents or guardian(s) must consent.
  • Must have a certification for cannabis use from a marijuana medical provider licensed to recommend MMJ in Illinois.
  • You must prove you are a resident of Illinois.
  • Should not be holding a school bus permit or a commercial driver’s license
  • Should not be a probation officer, law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or a firefighter 
  • If you meet all the above mandatory requirements, you can proceed to apply for an MMJ card online.
Steps for getting a medical card online in Illinois

When seeking a medical card online in Illinois, these are the essential steps for the entire process to be successful. 

  1. Set up a consultation with a licensed cannabis healthcare provider
  2. Consult and get evaluated by the medical provider
  3. Register online and apply for the card with the state of Illinois
  4. Download your card and visit an Illinois state-approved medical dispensary to buy cannabis medicine

If you diligently follow the above steps, you can rest assured that it won’t take long before you get your card and start accessing medical cannabis products.

Get Your IL Medical Marijuana Card TODAY – Easy, Same-Day, RISK-FREE (Statewide)

Accessing medical marijuana in Illinois is relatively easy and much cheaper when you have a card. The process of getting the card online is simple and convenient and comes with numerous benefits, some of which are listed in this article. 1Body1Life wellness and alternative medical clinics offer same-day medical cards as part of the consultation. 

1Body1Life: Your One-Stop Shop for a Hassle-Free IL Medical Marijuana Card

The 1Body1Life team of staff members will guide any Illinois resident through the process from start to finish. If you are an Illinois resident with a chronic medical condition, call us today to see if you qualify RISK-FREE. If it is determined that you don’t qualify, you will not pay, guaranteed.

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Article reviewed by:

Dr. Richard Koffler

Richard Koffler, MD

NPI Number- 1467557264

  • Dr. Koffler is a Physiatrist, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 
  • Graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1993 Dr. Koffler completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Board certified in 1998. 
  • Trained in acupuncture at Helms Medical Institute at UCLA His medical practice incorporates proven conventional western medicine integrating eastern alternative practices. 
  • Medical Director of several medical clinics in NYC, Stamford CT, and Miami Beach, FL.