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Follow the steps below to become a medical cannabis patient of Illinois.

Do You Qualify?

You must:
  • Be an Illinois resident
  • Not have a history of a felony drug conviction
  • Have a Qualifying Condition

Physician Certification

An Illinois licensed doctor must sign your Certification Form that confirms that you are his or her patient, and that you suffer from one of the qualifying conditions.
If you need help finding a doctor, contact us.

Fingerprint Based Background Check

Except for those with terminal illness, applications must be accompanied by fingerprints taken within the last 30 days. Find local vendors here.
Remember to bring the Fingerprint Consent Form to the vendor and add the Transaction Control Number (TCN).


Start by filling out a paper copy or applying online. You must include the following with your application:

  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Photograph
  • Proof of age & identity
  • Proof of residency
  • Fingerprint Consent Form
  • Fingerprint Receipt