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GETTING YOUR MEDICAL CANNABIS CARD

OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE HERE TO GUIDE YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

From pre-application through your first purchase and beyond, Trinity will ensure you're not only in compliance, but that you are also the number one priority each and every visit. We're committed to providing the highest quality care possible in a professional, safe, and educated environment. Below is a quick guide to becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in the State of Illinois.

1. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

DO YOU HAVE A QUALIFYING CONDITION?

APPROVED CONDITIONS & SYMPTOMS
Any licensed doctor in the state of Illinois can complete the physician written certification form for you: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/medicalcannabishealthcareprofessionalwrittencertification19.pdf

Any person prescribed opiates can apply through the Opioid Program
*Veterans can submit a copy of DD-214 and VA medical records in place of Physician Certification Form.
The previous list of state approved conditions and symptoms may qualify a patient for the use of medical marijuana as a treatment option. This recommendation must be certified by your doctor. The "Physician Written Certification Form" must be filled out by your doctor and returned to you. You will send the physicians form to the state, along with the patient application.

*For parents acting as a "Caregiver" for your children, please note that 2 physician recommendations are required.

2. COMPLETE PATIENT APPLICATION ONLINE

Medical Cannabis Program : medicalcannabispatients.illinois.gov
Opioid Alternative Program : etk.icts.illinois.gov

What you will need :
- A completed physician written certification form
- A personal email address that you can access
- Proof of Identity (Illinois Driver's License, State ID or photograph page of US passport)
- Proof of Residency TWO of the following: Driver's License, State ID, Valid Voters Registration Card, Bank Statement (less than 90 days current), Mortgage or Rental/Lease Agreement, Insurance Policy, Tuition Invoice, Utility Bill or Pay Stub (less than 60 days current), W2 (from most recent tax year)
- Passport Style Photograph. We can take this for you at Trinity for no cost.
- Debit or Credit Card to pay state fee. The fee is $100 per year for Medical Cannabis Program Patients
*Veterans can submit DD-214 and SSI/SSDI recipients can submit benefit letter to qualify for reduced fee

We offer free assistance with online application. Just bring in your documents, we will get everything scanned and uploaded for you. We will take your passport photo and submit the application. Once the state receives the completed application, you will be issued a temporary card the next business day. The state will then send you a permanent card in the mail.

Do you need a caregiver?

Medical Cannabis Program patients can designate one caregiver to apply for the caregiver card. The caregiver card will allow the person to legally purchase and transport the medicine to the patient. Caregivers need the same required documents the patient need excluding the doctor form. The fee for a caregive is $25 a year. 

Opioid patients can NOT have a caregiver.

What about minors?

Minor qualifying patients need a physician certification AND a reviewing physician certification.  A designated caregiver must apply, providing all the same documents listed for a patient.

Medical Cannabis card holders will NOT have to give up their FOID card or Concealed Carry Card.

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