By Mark Wachtler
November 4, 2014. Springfield. (ONN) For Illinois residents who wish to submit their application for a Medical Marijuana License, the window for applying is now open for those whose last names fall between the letters M and Z. For individuals whose names begin with A-L, the application window opened last month. But state officials assure those who haven’t submitted applications yet that they can still apply now. Here is a list of some frequently asked questions, as well as the approved medical conditions needed to participate.
Applications are now being accepted for all Illinois residents who wish to obtain a Medical Marijuana license. Image courtesy of Hightimes.com.
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“As the Illinois Department of Public Health begins accepting applications on November 1, 2014, from patients whose last names begin with ‘M’ through ‘Z’, it will continue accepting applications from patients whose last names begin with ‘A’ through ‘L’,” the state agency announced this week, “The Department encourages those who have not yet completed their ‘A’ through ‘L’ applications to submit required documentation as soon as possible.”
Frequently Asked Questions (from the IL Dept of Public Health)
What is the contact information for the Illinois Medical Marijuana program?
Illinois Dept of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761
(855) 636-3688, (217) 782-3300
Where can I find an application for the Medical Marijuana program?
Applications are available on the above program websites as well as by calling the above phone numbers.
Can I give my application fee to my physician?
No. Your physician may charge you a fee for an examination. But the Medical Marijuana application fee is separate and paid to the state of Illinois.
Can any doctor certify me for a Medical Marijuana license?
Participating medical providers must be doctors of medicine or osteopathy licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, have a controlled substances license, be in good standing to practice medicine in Illinois, and have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the patient they are certifying for medical cannabis.
Can the Dept of Public Health give me a list of qualifying doctors?
No. There is no list of qualifying doctors.
How much does the Medical Marijuana patient license cost?
The annual fee for a medical marijuana license for patients is $100. The program offers a reduced fee of $50 for individuals who qualify such as veterans and those on Social Security Disability.
What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana license?
Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomelia
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Residual limb pain
Spinal cord disease
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury
*Illinois residents may petition the Illinois Dept of Public Health to add additional afflictions to the list of debilitating medical conditions included in the program. For more information on the Illinois Medical Marijuana program and the current application process, visit the Illinois Medical Marijuana website.
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