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Get your Illinois medical marijuana card online!

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How to get a medical cannabis card in Illinois

Register & Payment

Register online and provide basic information about yourself. Pay for your consult. 100% of your payment is refunded if you aren't approved.

Consultation

Talk with a certified health care practitioner online via Telehealth in the comfort of your own home.

Authorization

Receive your medical authorization and visit a legal dispensary in Illinois.

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The process was easy - I already have my approval and letter from the state.
Susan
ILLINOIS
I was pretty surprised at how easy and quick the process was.
Danny
ILLINOIS
The practitioner I spoke to was very helpful. Would greatly recommend!
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ILLINOIS
I appreciate you guys going the extra mile. You made the process simple and easy.
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Cannabis is good. Get your Illinois card and explore how good it can be for you.

FAQ's for Illinois medical marijuana card

For a limited time, it costs $159 to see the practitioner online. And there is a one-time fee from the state of Illinois (see below) to receive your official medical card. We accept all major credit cards.

*Please note that Illinois has a separate application fee:

  • $100 for a 1-year card
  • $200 for a 2-year card
  • $250 for a 3-year card

You receive high quality medical advice from a licensed practitioner, and you save money. The practitioner can offer you advice on how best to use medical cannabis and on its potential benefits. You will also save money by avoiding additional taxes on your medical cannabis purchases – as much as 30% in savings.

A typical consult takes between 15-30 minutes. Please be prepared to have your consult in a private, well-lit space, away from distraction. Your practitioner will also want to discuss any medications you may be on and your prior medical history.

Yes. Our practitioners will guide you in determining if cannabis is right for you. From the privacy of your own home or office, ask all of your cannabis questions and be sure you’re getting sound medical advice.

Once you receive an approval certification for medical cannabis from your HelloMD practitioner, there is a process dictated by Illinois state regulations for granting your physical medical card. Please note that Illinois charges an additional application fee.

Once you are approved by the HelloMD practitioner, you will need to register your certification with Illinois’ online Medical Cannabis Patient Program. You will need proof of residency in addition to proof of identification. Once registered, you will receive your medical card in the mail.

If you are having difficulty applying for the program, the state of Illinois offers free assistance with the application process. Or you can consult with our Customer Service team.

After you register your HelloMD certification, your application needs to be approved by the state. Once approved, you will receive a temporary card number which can be used to purchase medical cannabis. A typical turnaround is about 24 hours. The program recommends calling the desired dispensary ahead of time to make sure your provisional registration card is active before going to the location.

Unfortunately, if you are or have any of the following you may not apply:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • School Bus Permit
  • Currently employed as: Law Enforcement, Correctional Officer, Probation Officer, or Firefighter

We have been helping patients understand and make the most of medical cannabis since 2015, throughout the United States and Canada. We have been rated #1 on Trust Pilot, and our Customer Service team is always here to support you through every step of the process.

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Cannabis is good. Get your Illinois card and explore how good it can be for you.

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