Illinois allows persons that need marijuana for life-altering health conditions to obtain medical marijuana cards. The Illinois Division of Medical Cannabis has a list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment, including:
Other qualifying diseases on the state's list include:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Neuro-Behcet's Autoimmune Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Residual limb pain
Seizures (including those characteristics of epilepsy)
Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to Arachnoiditis)
Spinal cord injury (damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome.
Traumatic brain injury
Per Illinois' Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB1438-SFA2), recreational users can buy or own marijuana in small quantities. However, Illinois Medical Marijuana Law offers anyone with a medical marijuana card the following privileges:
Not everyone can get a medical marijuana card in Illinois. The state will only issue cards to persons dealing with anything on the state's official list of medical conditions.
In Illinois, medical marijuana cards are valid for up to three years. You can apply for a card that is valid for one, two, or three years.
There is no medical marijuana reciprocity rule in Illinois, as the state allows recreational sales. Anyone above age 21 may travel to Illinois and consume cannabis without a medical marijuana card. Recreational users may buy up to half an ounce of cannabis flower, 2.5 grams of concentrates, or 250mg of THC in marijuana-infused products.
Generally, US states have different marijuana laws and hold cardholders to varying standards. A state is said to have medical marijuana reciprocity if it allows you to buy medical marijuana even if another state gave you your medical marijuana card. Some states allow anyone with a medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis products - regardless of the issuing state, while some states have reciprocity agreements with others.
Because Cannabis is not yet federally legal, each state has its laws concerning medical marijuana use. Therefore, some states allow out-of-state individuals with MMIC cards to buy cannabis products based on the idea of Marijuana Reciprocity. If you have an Illinois MMIC and want to purchase cannabis from another state, your MMIC is valid in these states:
Yes. Per the Illinois Medical Marijuana Law, your Illinois MMIC is valid in all the state's counties.
No, Illinois does not have a medical marijuana reciprocity rule in place and does not allow local dispensaries to accept Medical Marijuana Cards from another state. However, because recreational marijuana use is legal in Illinois, anyone above age 21 may travel to Illinois and purchase cannabis without a medical marijuana card. Recreational users may buy up to half an ounce of cannabis flower, 2.5 grams of concentrates, or 250mg of THC in marijuana-infused products.
Under federal law, possession and use of cannabis is a crime. However, per the Illinois Medical Marijuana Law, a person within the state carrying a state-issued medical marijuana identification card may possess up to 2.5g of cannabis without fear of arrest as long as they are not: