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Elevate Holistics’ purpose is to elevate people’s health naturally. By providing a HIPAA compliant, easy-to-use, online platform to obtain a medical marijuana card, you can be communicating with a board-certified physician in as little as 30-minutes and for as little as $75, 100% satisfaction guaranteed. The best part? It’s all from home.

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    John Stealey

    on Facebook | Aug 22, 2021

    It's hard for me to really recommend Elevate Holistics because I have had difficulty with My Registration and maneuvering My Way Through The Website. I have been able to communicate with EV's Staff so hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday I will look forward to completing My Registration.

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    DeDe Burnes

    on Facebook | Aug 22, 2021

    It was a long confusing process for me but they walked me through each step and what I needed to do throughout the whole process.

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    Melissa M. Potts

    on Facebook | Aug 21, 2021

    Convenient-fast-thorough. The dr’s are very professional and friendly. Had a great experience!!

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    Tim Morris

    on Facebook | Aug 20, 2021

    Elevate completed all the necessary steps quick and easy. I just had a very short wait. Highly recommend their services.

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    Angy Nelson Baker

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    Very helpful staff and very friendly

Illinois Medical Marijuana Card

How To Get Medical Marijuana In Illinois

Getting your medical marijuana card in Illinois comes with many benefits. Once you have your medical card, it makes it much easier to get the cannabis products you need to live a healthy and comfortable lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know before starting your Illinois medical marijuana card application, and how to get a medical cannabis card in Illinois. How do I apply for a medical marijuana card in Illinois? Since Illinois legalized marijuana in 2019, it has been much easier to access the cannabis products you need. Medical marijuana laws in Illinois are consistently evolving as activists are working to make it more accessible to those who need it.

However, if you are looking to purchase marijuana for medical purposes, it’s still in your best interest to get a medical marijuana card. Getting this card can save you a huge amount of money in the long run, because it reduces the amount of taxes you’ll pay for each product. To get a medical card, you’ll need to have one of several qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Illinois and get approval from a physician. The application can be completed online, and once you have it, you’ll be able to buy products from medical marijuana dispensaries.

Illinois Medical Card Requirements

The Illinois medical marijuana card requirements are fairly simple, but it’s important to understand them before applying. You’ll need to be over the age of 18, although parents can apply for their children in some cases. If you are an active duty member of law enforcement, a firefighter, or hold a Commercial Driver’s License you will not be able to get your Illinois medical card. You will also need to have one of Illinois’ qualifying medical conditions, and you will also need to get approval from a physician. 

When completing the application, you’ll need to provide proof of Illinois residency, age, and identity, and pay the application fee. You’ll also need to submit a photo, which goes on your medical marijuana card once it is approved.

Qualifying Medical Conditions

Many people wonder how to qualify for medical marijuana in Illinois and what specific conditions are approved. There is a very long list of conditions that can qualify you for a medical marijuana card in Illinois. Some of the most notable include chronic pain, cancer, anorexia nervosa, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, migraines, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy, just to name a few. Since the list of qualifying medical conditions for a medical marijuana card in Chicago is so long, it’s worth discussing your options with a doctor if you’ve been wondering – do I qualify for a medical card in Illinois? 

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Medical Card in Illinois?

In order to get your Illinois medical marijuanas card, you’ll need to pay an application fee. The application fee varies depending on how long you want your medical card to last. The cost of a medical marijuana card in Illinois is $100 for one year, $200 for two years, and $250 for three years. You also may need to pay a fee for a consultation with a physician. At Elevate Holistics, we offer online HIPAA-compliant consultations with medical marijuana doctors for $75. 

Medical Marijuana Card Benefits

After you learn how to get a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you’ll realize that there are many benefits to getting one. Marijuana has many benefits for your physical and mental health. For those that struggle with chronic conditions, having regular access to marijuana can help them maintain a healthy work routine and social life. 

Having a medical marijuana card can also help you save money in the long run. While the Illinois medical marijuana application does cost money, you won’t have to pay the same high tax rate that you would to purchase cannabis for recreational use. You’ll also have access to different products, as there are some brands that are specifically marketed to medical marijuana patients. Finally, you’ll also be able to purchase larger quantities of marijuana. Illinois medical marijuana laws allow you to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every two weeks. 

Medical Marijuana Laws In Illinois

Illinois medical marijuana conditions and laws are fairly standard when compared to the rest of the country. To purchase larger quantities of marijuana with the reduced medical tax rate, you’ll need to have your medical marijuana card. If you have a medical card, you can only purchase from your chosen dispensary, although you can change this at any point online through the Illinois Department of Public Health. 

Possession Limits For Illinois Patients

As previously mentioned, Illinois medical marijuana patients can purchase 2.5 ounces of marijuana every 14 days. This is the maximum amount that medical users can possess at one time. Doctors can recommend higher possession limits for patients if necessary. Possession limits for medical marijuana patients are much higher than they are for recreational users, and patients cannot give away their medical cannabis. 

How To Apply For An Illinois Medical Marijuana Card

If you’re wondering how to get a medical marijuana card in Illinois, you have a few different options. You can opt to print out the forms on the Illinois Department of Public Health website, fill them out, and mail them. However, the most efficient way to apply is to do so online through the Medical Cannabis Patients Portal. At Elevate Holistics, our team can walk you through the application process to help you get your medical card quickly. 

How Long Does It Take To Get A Medical Card In Illinois?

How long does it take to get your medical card in Illinois? Luckily, the process is fairly quick. You’ll receive a temporary version of your medical card within 24 hours, which you can use at dispensaries. Your official medical card should come in the mail within four to six weeks, and will last for the period of time you specified in your application (up to three years).

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

How old do I have to be to apply? 

You need to be at least 18 years old to apply for a medical marijuana card on your own. However, those under the age of 18 can get a medical marijuana card with the help of a parent or guardian. 

Can I get a card for my child? 

For children with serious conditions like cancer, medical marijuana is an option in Illinois. Parents or legal guardians who are over the age of 21 can apply for a medical marijuana card on their child’s behalf. In order for children to get a medical marijuana card, they must have a certification from two physicians. You’ll receive a caregiver’s card while your child will also receive their own medical marijuana card. You can use your caregiver’s card to shop at your designated medical dispensary for your child. 

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 Arkansas, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, 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.

Our Process
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    Book Your Appointment

    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. Let’s get you scheduled.

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    Your Information is 100% Secure

    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. Answer a few questions and we’ll connect you with a physician to get you certified and on your way to consuming cannabis legally.

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    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 Oklahoma’s or Missouri’s medical marijuana licensing system. Pick an appointment and take the first step.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I qualify for a patient registry ID card in Illinois Medical Cannabis Program (MCP)?

    To qualify for a patient registry identification card, a qualifying patient must:

    • Be a resident of the State of Illinois at the time of application and remain a resident during participation in the program;
    • Have a qualifying debilitating medical condition;
    • Have a signed physician certification (unless you are a veteran receiving medical care at a VA facility);
    • Be at least 18 years of age;
    • Not hold a school bus permit or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); and
    • Not be an active duty law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer, or firefighter.

  • What are the qualifying debilitating medical conditions in Illinois?

    Qualifying patients must be diagnosed with a debilitating condition, as defined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, to be eligible for a medical cannabis registry identification card in Illinois.

    • Autism
    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Anorexia nervosa
    • Arnold-Chiari malformation
    • Cancer
    • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
    • Causalgia
    • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
    • Chronic pain
    • Crohn’s disease
    • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
    • Dystonia
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
    • Fibrous Dysplasia
    • Glaucoma
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Hydromyelia
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Lupus
    • Migraines
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myoclonus
    • Nail-patella syndrome
    • Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
    • Neurofibromatosis
    • Neuropathy
    • Osteoarthritis
    • 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
    • Syringomyelia
    • Tarlov cysts
    • Tourette syndrome
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Ulcerative colitis

  • Can minors qualify for the MCP in Illinois?

    health care professional certification is required as well as a reviewing health care professional certification.

    A designated caregiver shall be specified for a minor qualifying patient:

    • A qualifying patient under 18 years of age may identify two designated caregivers if both biological parents or two legal guardians have significant decision-making responsibilities over the qualifying patient; or
    • If only one biological parent or legal guardian has significant decision-making responsibilities for the qualifying patient under 18 years of age, then a second designated caregiver may be identified.

    Minor qualifying patients do not need to submit a photo. Families may choose a one-year, two-year card, or three-year Medical Cannabis Registry Card for a minor. One caregiver is included at no charge in the application for a minor. A second caregiver may be added by completing a caregiver application and submitting a $75.00 fee. 

  • What is the OAP?

    The Opioid Alternative Program (OAP) is a separate program from Illinois MCP. This allows patients with any condition that currently requires or may require under current medical standards the use of opiates temporary (3 months) access to the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program.

    Qualifying patients for OAP must be at least 21 years old and be a resident of Illinois.

    Licensed physicians must certify the qualifying patients has a medical condition for which an opioid has been or could be prescribed based on generally accepted standards of care.

    Veterans with a current prescription for an opioid who are receiving medical services at VA facilities shall be eligible to register for the OAP effective September 30, 2019.

    Check out the Illinois Department of Public Health’s OAP page for more information.

  • How do I apply for a MCP patient registry ID card in Illinois?

    You must apply through the online application system for patients and caregivers through the MCP. You must create an account by registering. Once you’ve registered, you will need to upload your signed physician certification (unless you are a veteran—see next section), a valid ID, two documents proving residency, and a 2×2 photo. 

    After your application is submitted and paid, you will receive provisional access within 24 hours and should get your card within a month. Provisional cards are valid up to 90 days.

  • Can I apply to the MCP if I am a veteran?

    Yes. Even though doctors at the VA are currently not allowed to certify you for your card due to federal laws, you can still get your card. In most states, you would have to see a civilian doctor, but Illinois has addressed this issue and only requires that you forward your “Blue Button report” found on myhealth.va.gov, with your diagnosis of your qualifying condition. You do not need a doctor’s approval. Visit this Illinois Department of Public Health page to find out more about applying as a veteran.


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Why Medical Marijuana Doctors are Necessary.

The vast majority of doctors don’t have a great understanding of cannabinoids due to a woefully archaic medical schooling system. In fact, most medical schools don’t even offer classes on the endocannabinoid system! This is the system in the body that interacts with THC, CBD, and other phytocannabinoids in cannabis. Crazy, right? While this is changing, the majority of doctors in America can’t truly point people in the right direction when it comes to cannabis as a medicine. This is where Elevate Holistics comes in by offering you a full staff of healthcare professionals that can take you from CBD to THC, to pharmaceutical interactions, and treatment plans. Make sure to ask your physician and Elevate staff anything on your mind so we can get you the resources you need to Elevate your health naturally.


The Elevate Holistics Promise

We are a team who believes in the medical benefits of cannabis and we are keenly aware that a large percentage of the population doesn’t know where to start on their cannabis journey. This is why we promise to treat every patient with respect, compassion, and love.

We’re all on our own journey and we promise to respect yours. If you want to know more about our values as a business check out the About Us page.

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