Illinois Regulations


Registration Card

All registered qualifying patients must notify the Illinois Department of Public Health:

  • Of changes in the patient’s name or address
  • If the patient ceases to have the debilitating medical condition
  • If the qualifying patient is deceased (the designated caregiver, if any, or a legal representative of the patient shall notify the Department)
  • Of a change in the designated caregiver
  • Of a change in the selected dispensary organization
  • If the registry identification card is lost or stolen
  • Upon conviction of any excluded offenses

Safely and Legally Transporting Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis must be secure, sealed, and inaccessible during transport. It is not legal to transport medicinal cannabis in a vehicle unless the medicinal cannabis is in a reasonably secured, sealed, tamper-evident container and reasonably inaccessible while the vehicle is moving.

Reckless Driving or Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis Is Illegal

It is illegal to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while under the influence of cannabis. Nothing in Illinois law prevents the arrest or prosecution of a registered qualifying patient for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis. Any registered qualifying patient who refuses a properly requested test related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis shall have his or her registry identification card revoked.

Federal Laws on Cannabis

Cannabis remains a Controlled Substance under federal Law. Thus, its possession and use is currently illegal under federal Law.

Always seek the advice of your attorney before purchasing, possessing, or using cannabis and regarding the resulting risks and penalties that may be imposed by the federal government. The information and materials provided to you by PharmaCannis should not be used as a substitute for the information and knowledge that your attorney should provide to you.