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Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
- Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Arnold-Chiari Malformation
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Crohn's Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Type I (CRPS I)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Type II (CRPS II)
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Hepatitis C
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Nail-Patella Syndrome
- Neuro-Behcet’s Autoimmune Disease
- Opioid Dependence
- Parkinson's Disease (PD)
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Residual Limb Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Seizure Disorders
- Severe Fibromyalgia
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
- Spinal Cord Disease (Including but not limited to Arachnoiditis)
- Spinal Cord Injury (Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
- Spinocerebellar Ataxia
- Tarlov Cysts
- Tourette Syndrome (TS)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Any terminal illness
- Any condition where the physician believe medical cannabis may prove helpful
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendation certificate = $199 at Leafwell.co
Recommendation certificate for minors = $299 at Leafwell.co
State application fee = $100, $200, and $250 for a 1, 2 or 3- year registry card.
For persons enrolled in federal Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs, the state application costs are:
– 1 Year = $50
– 2 Years = $100
– 3 Years = $125
Renewal fee = $149 at Leafwell.co
In Illinois, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation and card:
– Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
– Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
– Anorexia nervosa
– Arnold-Chiari malformation
– Cachexia/wasting syndrome
– Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
– Chronic pain
– Crohn’s disease
– CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
– Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
– Fibrous Dysplasia
– Hepatitis C
– Interstitial cystitis
– Irritable bowel syndrome
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Muscular Dystrophy
– Myasthenia Gravis
– Nail-patella syndrome
– Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
– Parkinson’s disease
– Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
– Post-Concussion Syndrome
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
– Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
– Residual limb pain
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
– Severe fibromyalgia
– Sjogren’s syndrome
– Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
– Spinal cord injury is damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
– Spinocerebellar ataxia
– Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
– Tarlov cysts
– Tourette syndrome
– Traumatic brain injury
– Ulcerative colitis
Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Illinois. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Illinois.
There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Illinois to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
3. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of your recommendation letter via email. You can then complete your application on the Illinois Medical Marijuana Program website with this recommendation letter.
Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:
– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)
You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois. Caregivers must also be over 21 years of age.
In Illinois, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. Medical marijuana has been proven to be effective for many conditions suffered by children.
The Leafwell providers understand this and frequently work with parents to help them get their children fthe medical care they need. In Illinois, the minor will need certifications from two physicians.
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.
Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy.
If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.
Illinois medical marijuana recommendations are valid for one, two or three years, depending on which card you are applying for.
When you use Leafwell to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your card is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.
In Illinois, you can possess the following amounts with a valid MMJ Card:
– Up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis over a 14-day period. Patients may apply for a waiver in order to be allowed to possess more.
– Concentrates: 500 mg of THC-infused products or 5 grams of concentrate for all Illinois residents, medical or not.
– 250 mg of THC-infused product or 2.5 grams of concentrate for non-Illinois residents as of 01/01/2020.
If you have a medical marijuana card, you can buy cannabis in Illinois at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service. Also, you can grow your own cannabis – up to five plants per household.
Some states accept out-of-state Medical Marijuana Cards. This is called reciprocity. The following states accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards:
– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– Colorado ^
– Hawaii * – Maine
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state cards.
No, there is not a public database of Medical Marijuana Card holders in Illinois.
Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in Illinois:
1978 – The Cannabis Control Act technically allows medical marijuana but was never actioned by state departments
2013 – House Bill 1 (HB 1) is approved and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn, entitled “The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act”. This established the right for patients and their appointed caregivers to be protected from arrest, prosecution or denial of any right or privilege. Provisions for cultivation centers and dispensaries are also outlined.
2014 – Department of Public Health released revised rules for the implementation of medical marijuana laws.
2014 – Governor Quinn signs Senate Bill 2636 (SB 2636), which allows for those aged under 18 to access non-smokable medical cannabis for all the same conditions those aged 18 or over can be recommended cannabis. Epilepsy is added to the list of qualifying conditions.
2016 – Senate Bill 10 (SB 10) extends the Illinois Pilot Program to 2020.
Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within Illinois and experienced medical marijuana doctors.
We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the value of medical cannabis and can help people interested in trying medical marijuana and providing medical support and guidance.
Yes, a Medical Marijuana patient or their caregiver can grow up to five mature plants. Recreational cannabis users cannot grow marijuana in their homes in Illinois.
These are Leafwell’s locations in Illinois. Please note: you can speak to a physician online from your tablet, smartphone or computer at any time between 7 am and 7 pm, 7 days a week. Some of the below locations may offer a kiosk from where you can speak t a medical marijuana doctor online, and opening hours will differ. Not all locations are doctors’ clinics!
Leafwell MD Peoria, IL
4410 Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
Leafwell MD Trenton, IL
14 S Main St, Trenton, IL 62293, USA
Leafwell MD Chicago
5780 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632, USA
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