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Booking your appointment to get your medical marijuana card has never been easier. Just pull up our calendar by clicking Book Now, selecting your state, and then choosing the day and time that works best for you. We can even file your application with the state by selecting the full-service add-on. Everything can be done from home and using a smartphone.

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Our secure site allows you to safely file your personal information with 256-bit encryption, versioning, and audit tracking. Once you’ve booked and paid for your appointment, you’ll be prompted to log into your dashboard to complete your intake and health form. After those are filled out, all you have to do is log in to speak with a doctor at your appointment time. We also offer discounts for veterans, medicare, and will submit state paperwork if you like.

HIPAA-Compliant Privacy

Using HIPAA-compliant telemedicine software, you’ll have a personal consultation with a licensed physician. Once that is complete you’ll either have us submit your paperwork or download your physician form and submit that to the state to complete the application process. With a team of professionals available to help you through the process, you’ll quickly see why Elevate Holistics is the obvious choice for going through Missouri’s medical marijuana licensing system.

St. Charles Medical Marijuana Cards

Illinois has legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use. While marijuana is now available to everyone recreationally, getting a medical card comes with some helpful benefits for those with qualifying conditions. With a medical card, you can buy larger quantities of cannabis products, and you also benefit from a lower tax rate on the products you buy. 

Getting a medical marijuana card in St. Charles, IL, may seem daunting at first, but the process doesn’t have to be confusing. At Elevate Holistics, we offer secure telehealth appointments with licensed medical marijuana doctors, so you can get your card from the comfort of your home. Here’s what you need to know about medical marijuana in St. Charles. 

How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In St. Charles

To get a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you’ll have to confirm that you meet the qualifying requirements. You must have one of the state’s designated qualifying conditions, and you also must be able to prove legal Illinois residency. You must either be over the age of 18, or be a minor with a designated caregiver. 

The first step is to meet with one of the many medical marijuana doctors in St. Charles, IL. Not every doctor is licensed to prescribe medical marijuana, so check to make sure that your doctor is. Once they determine that you have a qualifying condition, they will fill out a form with the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program. Then, you will need to go online and complete the patient registration form. This includes paying the patient registry fee, which is $50 for one year, $100 for two years, or $125 for three years. There are reduced fees available for some patients. You will also need to submit proof of residency, which can include a driver’s license, state ID, bank statements, or utility bills addressed to you. Finally, you’ll need to provide a passport-style photo to go on your card. 

Once you complete the application, it will be sent for review. If it is approved, your medical card will be sent to you, and you visit a designated St. Charles marijuana dispensary to pick up the products you need. 

St. Charles Qualifying Conditions

In order to get a medical card in Illinois, you must have one of the state’s qualifying medical conditions. The list of qualifying conditions in Illinois is fairly exhaustive and includes both physical and mental health conditions. Some of these include cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, and much more. If you have any kind of chronic medical condition that is causing ongoing pain or stress, it may be worth checking with a medical marijuana doctor to see if you qualify. 

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Medical Marijuana Card in St. Charles? 

To get a medical marijuana card in St. Charles, you’ll need to pay the patient application fees, which start at $50 for a one-year registration and go up to $125 for a three-year registration. If you are a veteran or qualify for SSDI, you will likely qualify for a reduced patient application fee. 

Additionally, you will need to pay to visit a medical marijuana doctor. How much does a visit to a marijuana doctor in St. Charles cost? Health insurance generally does not cover the cost of these visits, and the cost will vary depending on your provider. However, Elevate Holistics offers very affordable telehealth consultations starting at $75 for a 30-minute visit. 

While you will have to pay these costs up front, getting a medical marijuana card can save you money in the long run when buying medical marijuana in Illinois. This is because medical marijuana cardholders save money on cannabis taxes. 

How Does A Missouri Medical Marijuana Card Work In St. Charles? 

Because Missouri is so close to Illinois, Missouri residents with a medical marijuana card may wonder if they can use it to buy cannabis products in Illinois. Unfortunately, Illinois does not currently have any reciprocity laws in place for medical marijuana, which means that you cannot use a Missouri medical card at a medical dispensary in Illinois. However, marijuana is available to everyone for recreational use, so you can visit a recreational dispensary and purchase products there regardless of your residency status. 

How Long Is My Medical Marijuana Card Good For? 

When you sign up for a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you can choose the length of registration that you would like to pay for. You can opt to register your card for one, two, or three years at a time. When your medical marijuana card expires, you will have the option to re-certify and extend your registration. 

Medical Marijuana Doctors in St. Charles

When getting your medical marijuana card in St. Charles, it’s important to make sure you go through a licensed doctor. Not all doctors are licensed to prescribe medical marijuana. Visiting the right type of doctor is important for legal reasons, but it also ensures you get the care you need. Medical marijuana doctors are very knowledgeable and can help you find the specific products and dosage that is right for you. 

Can I Have A Caregiver in St. Charles?

Caregivers are allowed in St. Charles, Illinois for medical marijuana patients in certain circumstances. For example, you may need a caregiver if your symptoms prohibit you from physically visiting the dispensary. You will also need a caregiver if you are under the age of 18. The process of registering as a caregiver is similar to registering as a patient. In a caregiver situation, the patient will visit a medical marijuana doctor and get the necessary approval, and then both the patient and the caregiver will need to complete a registration form and pay a fee with the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program. It’s important to note that the caregiver registration form is only available in a paper format and you will have to submit it by mail, so it may take a little longer to get approved.

Where Can I Buy Medical Marijuana in St. Charles? 

While there are recreational dispensaries in St. Charles, the best place to buy with a medical card is at a St. Charles medical marijuana dispensary. When you go to a dispensary that is specifically licensed to sell medical marijuana, you can purchase larger quantities and benefit from lower tax rates. There are several medical marijuana dispensary options in St. Charles and the surrounding cities, as well as throughout the Chicago area, so it’s easy to find the products you need. 

Local Medical Marijuana Dispensaries 

Elevate Holistics partners with local medical marijuana dispensaries in the St. Charles area. You’ll have many options when it comes to finding the right dispensary for you. In the past, Illinois medical marijuana patients were required to choose one dispensary to buy from, but now they have the option to visit any medical marijuana dispensary. 

What Are The Medical Marijuana Possession Limits in St Charles? 

Any resident in Illinois can possess 30 grams of flower, 5 grams of cannabis concentrate, or 500 milligrams of THC in edibles. However, the possession limits for those with a medical marijuana card are significantly higher. Medical patients can possess up to 2.5 ounces or 71 grams of cannabis products at any point during a 14-day period. If you need more marijuana to treat your symptoms, doctors also have the option to recommend more. 

It’s important to note that if you are caught possessing more than the legal amount of marijuana, it is a class A misdemeanor that is subject to a fine and potential jail time. 

Can I Grow Medical Marijuana In St. Charles? 

While recreational users cannot grow their own marijuana, medical marijuana patients are permitted to grow it in small quantities. You can grow up to five plants over five inches tall, but they must be in an enclosed area and not publicly visible. If you consume large amounts of marijuana, growing your own at home can be a good way to save money. If you are caught growing weed without a medical card, or you are caught growing more weed than is legally allowed, you could be subject to legal consequences. 

Getting a medical marijuana card in St. Charles ensures that you can get the cannabis products you need to live a healthy life. Elevate Holistics makes it easier than ever to get your medical marijuana card. With secure, HIPAA compliant telehealth appointments, we can help you get your medical card online from the comfort of your own home. Our appointments are affordable, and our knowledgeable doctors can help you find the cannabis products you need. Contact us today to learn more about getting your medical card in St. Charles, Illinois.

Most frequently MMJ asked questions

  • Can I grow marijuana in Illinois?

    Only patients who are 21 years or older and hold a valid Illinois medical marijuana card can grow marijuana at home. You can grow up to 5 cannabis plants in your home. They must be in a locked room, with no access to anyone under 21 and not visible to the public.

    If you don’t legally own the property you live in, you will have to obtain permission from the owner before you can start growing cannabis. Also, you can’t grow cannabis in federally-subsidized houses.

  • How many plants can a caregiver grow in Illinois?

    Only qualified patients are permitted to grow marijuana at home in Illinois.

  • How much marijuana can I buy in Illinois?

    Qualifying patients who possess an Illinois medical marijuana card can buy up to 2.5 ounces, or 71 grams, of cannabis within a 14-day period. If your medical condition requires more, you can obtain a waiver through the state.

    You can only buy medical marijuana from a licensed medical cannabis dispensary.

  • Is marijuana legal in Illinois for recreational use?

    Under the  Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act signed into law in June 2019 and enacted in January 2020, marijuana is legal for recreational use. The law allows Illinois residents age 21 and over to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana flower and up to five grams of marijuana concentrate (such as hashish or tincture). Illinois visitors can possess half those amounts.

  • Does Illinois accept out-of-state medical cards?

    No, Illinois does not have reciprocity laws and does not accept MMJ cards from out of state.

  • What happens once I apply?

    Once you complete your application for your medical marijuana card, the process moves fairly quickly. If you are approved, you should receive your temporary card in less than 24 hours.

  • How do I renew my Illinois medical card?

    Renewing your medical card in Illinois is fairly easy. The Illinois Department of Public Health will mail you a letter shortly before your medical card is due to expire. Once you’ve received the letter, you can apply for the renewal online through the patient portal. The fee is $100 for a one-year renewal.

  • Is my medical marijuana card valid in other states?

    There are a few other states that will accept a medical marijuana card from Illinois. These are ArkansasHawaiiMaineNevadaNew HampshireNew MexicoOklahomaRhode IslandUtah, and Washington DC. There are many other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purchases and will allow you to buy it while you are visiting. Illinois does not currently accept medical cards from other states, but does allow non-residents to purchase small amounts of cannabis.

  • How does the online evaluation process work?

    When submitting an application for a medical marijuana card, you’ll first need to create a username and password through Illinois’ online portal. Then, you’ll fill out an online application, where you’ll need to provide proof of identification, residence, physician certification, and age. Then, your application will be quickly reviewed, and if you are approved, you will be sent your temporary card within 24 hours.

  • What is the Opioid Alternative Program in Illinois?

    The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program was launched in Illinois in 2019 to minimize the potential for opioid addiction. The OAPP allows people who could receive a prescription for opioids to instead obtain a medical marijuana card.

  • Can I apply if I am a veteran?

    The short answer is yes. Illinois allows veterans to get medical cards, whether they get their healthcare through the VA or through a separate provider. Those who get healthcare through the VA can submit proof that they have had at least 12 months of treatment from the VA in lieu of a physician certification. Some veterans may also be eligible for reduced application fees.

  • Can I be/have a caregiver in Illinois?

    Illinois allows caregivers for certain types of medical marijuana patients. These include children as well as people with some terminal illnesses and some veterans. Caregivers in Illinois must be over the age of 21.

  • What is the income limit for a medical marijuana card in Illinois?

    There aren’t currently any income restrictions for medical marijuana cards in Illinois. However, there are some people that can qualify for reduced application fees, such as veterans.

    You can find more IL medical cannabis FAQs by clicking here.

  • Can you get a medical card at 18?

    Minors can’t get an Illinois medical marijuana card by themselves. A health care professional certification and a reviewing health care professional certification are required.

    According to info on the Illinois website, a designated caregiver shall be specified for a minor qualifying patient.

    A qualifying patient under 18 years of age may identify up to three designated caregivers; at least one caregiver must be the biological parent or legal guardian.

    Minors do not need to submit a photo, and families can choose from a one-year, two-year card, or three-year Medical Cannabis Registry Card.

  • Can any Illinois doctor prescribe medical marijuana?

    Only doctors who meet the following requirements can prescribe medical marijuana:

    • Doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987
    • Have a controlled substances license under Article III of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act
    • Be in good standing to practice medicine in Illinois
    • Have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the patient they are certifying for medical cannabis.
  • What is the OAPP?

    This is the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program which was signed into law on August 28, 2018. The OAPP modified the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act by allowing access to medical cannabis for individuals who have or could receive a prescription for opioids as certified by a physician licensed in Illinois. It offers qualifying patients an alternative to highly addictive opioids.

    Qualifying patients for OAPP must be a resident of Illinois and at least 21 years old. The patient must get a certification from a licensed physician stating that they have a medical condition for which opioid has been or could be prescribed.

    Physician certifications are valid for 90 days but can be renewed, and each 90-day registration period requires a $10 fee. Also, patients registered in the OAPP program can purchase 2.5 ounces of medical cannabis every 14 days.

  • How much are the application fees?

    There are three Illinois medical marijuana application fee options for you as a qualifying patient. If you are a veteran or receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you’re eligible to receive a 50% discount on the application fee.

    The original fees are $50 for one year, $100 for two years, and $150 for three years, while the discounted fees are $25 for one year, $50 for two years, and $75 for three years.

    For caregivers, application fees are lower – $25 for one year, $50 for two years, and $75 for three years.

    Note that the application fees are non-refundable and can be paid online by credit or debit card.

  • Does insurance cover medical marijuana?

    No, insurance providers currently don’t offer Illinois medical marijuana patients’ coverage.

Medical Marijuana in Your State

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