More than 2,000 people began the application process to register for a medical cannabis identification card since Tuesday, Sept. 2, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
SPRINGFIELD – Since Tuesday, Sept. 2, more than 2,000 people began the application process to register for a medical cannabis identification card through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
“We anticipated a few hundred patients and caregivers would begin registering for a medical cannabis identification card during the first couple of days, but by the end of Thursday more than 2,000 people had started the application process,” Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Project Coordinator Bob Morgan said. “This is a promising sign that the Program is on track to fulfill its key purpose — alleviating the pain and suffering for thousands of Illinoisans.”
Qualifying patients whose last names begin with A-L have two months (Sept. 2 – Oct. 31) to submit their applications. Patients whose last names begin with M-Z may submit an application from Nov. 1-Dec. 31. Starting Jan. 1, patients and caregivers will be able to submit applications at any time. Applications may be submitted electronically at https://medicalcannabispatients.illinois.gov/, or through the mail to: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Medical Cannabis, 535 W. Jefferson St., Springfield, IL 62761-0001
More information about the patient application process can be found online at www.mcpp.illinois.gov in the Frequently Asked Questions section. For any questions regarding patient and caregiver registration, contact the IDPH Division of Medical Cannabis at (855) 636-3688 or DPH.MedicalCannabis@illinois.gov.