Frequently asked questions Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Illinois? Yes, medical marijuana patients in Illinois can have a caregiver. To apply as a caregiver, follow this process: Patient must get certified by a physician. Caregiver must complete the following application form: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/medicalcannabis-caregiver-application-17-100316.pdf You will also need to consent to give your fingerprints. You will also need to pay application fees. Don’t forget to provide a passport-style photograph as well. If qualified, you will receive a caregiver’s identification card.