PharmaCannis is a medical cannabis provider under the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. We take pride in the professionalism, compassion, security and privacy we provide to patients and caregivers.

PharmaCannis strives to enhance the lives of patients through quality products and impeccable service, while maintaining a clean, safe, and peaceful environment. We seek to improve our community’s understanding of medical marijuana and its effects through reliance on science-based research. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate. We will always maintain full, accurate, and complete compliance with Illinois law.

ID Card

Do I Qualify?

How to get a medical marijuana card:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (minors must have an adult caregiver and be required to have physician certification from two physicians)
  • Must be a legal resident of Illinois with proof of residency
  • As of August 28th, 2018, doctors can authorize medical cannabis for any patient who has or would qualify for a prescription for opioids as an alternative for pain management. Applicants no longer have to be fingerprinted and undergo criminal background checks. Those who complete an online application with a doctor’s authorization will get a provisional registration to buy medical cannabis while they wait for state officials to make a final review of your request.
  • As of August 1st, 2016, a recommendation signed by a doctor stating that the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the medical use of marijuana is no longer required. Instead, a physician only needs to certify that a patient has a qualifying condition and has established a bona fide relationship
  • Patient must be diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions


Application Process

Where to Apply:

A patient can apply for a medical marijuana card online. New applications are now available:

Apply Online

A patient can apply for a medical marijuana card by completing the patient application form:

Download the Application Form

Download the Physician Certification Form

Download the Minor Qualifying Patient Application Form

Download the Caregiver Form

Would you rather get help from our team who can walk you through the entire process? Check out our free, in-person seminars to see where the nearest event is taking place. You can also contact us for direct assistance with any questions you may have along the way.

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A complete application for a NEW medical marijuana card must include the following:

  1. Physician Written Certification Form
  2. Signed application form
  3. A $100, $200, or $250 fee (check made payable to the Illinois Department of Public Health) for patients who will obtain a 1 year, 2 year, or 3 year card - or a reduced fee of $50, $100, and $125 respectively for Veterans and those with Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  4. Per the Illinois Department of Public Health's recent emergency amendment, a caregiver card fee is $25 for 1 year, $50 for 2 years, and $75 for 3 years.
  5. A copy of a valid government-issued photo ID
  6. Two items showing proof of residency
  7. Designated caregiver information (if applicable)
  8. Excluded offense waiver (if applicable)

Send Application

Medical Cannabis Card Extensions

  •  Patients who already have a medical cannabis card must wait for a packet to be mailed to them by the Illinois Department of Public Health at the end of August.
  • Patients must get their renewal information back to the Illinois Department of Public Health at a minimum of 45 days prior to the card's expiration date.
  • No additional fingerprinting is required for patients who already have an existing medical cannabis card, unless it has been suspended or revoked for any given reason.
  • A doctor's certification will not be required for patients who are renewing their medical cannabis registration cards.
  • A patient's renewed medical cannabis card will be valid for an additional two (2) years, and the patient will pay the difference, which translates into $200 for a civilian, or $100 for Military Veterans and patients on SSDI.
  • For more information, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Patients With Terminal Illness Expedited Application

With the addition of SB10 in Illinois, patients who have been diagnosed with 6 months or less to live qualify for a different application.

The application for patients with terminal illness can be found here.

  • Terminally ill patients must be diagnosed as having 6 months or less to live. Physicians will use this form to certify patients of their fatal condition.
  • Patients in this category are not required to be fingerprinted.
  • No fee is required for the application
  • Veterans with terminall illness can use this form. HOWEVER, NO doctor certification will be required. Veterans must submit their VA medical records from the last 12 months with a copy of their DD214 military discharge paper.

How To Obtain Your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter


  • Go to
  • Click Sign In
  • Enter Username and Password or Create an Account
  • Enter name, social security number and date of birth
  • Create a username and password
  • Sign In
  • Click Get a Benefits Verification Letter
  • Your benefit letter will immediately display and can printed.        

Call the Main Social Security Office

  • Phone number is 800-772-1213. Benefit Verification Letter will be mailed within 10 business days.


Visit Your Local Social Security Office

  • Ask for a copy of your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter.


All Benefits Verification Letters can be obtained at no charge

Where to Send Your Application

All applicants and materials to obtain a medical marijuana card must be mailed to:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health 
    Division of Medical Cannabis 
    535 W. Jefferson St. 
    Springfield, IL 62761-0001
  • Patient forms are mailed in separately from physician forms


For any further questions regarding how to get a medical marijuana card, please read the IDPH Medical Cannabis FAQ.