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Applicants for Conditions Recently Recommended by the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board –

On May 4, the Board recommended 11 conditions and diseases be added to the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. However, before patient registration applications can be accepted for any new conditions or diseases, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) must approve recommendations made by the Board, and IDPH must draft rules to add those conditions and diseases. Applications submitted prior to the 11 recommended conditions being added to the program will be rejected and the application fee refunded. The Department strongly encourages patients to wait before sending applications associated with the 11 recommended conditions and diseases. Please monitor this webpage as to when applications will be accepted.

Illinois Treasurer Posts New Procurement Opportunity and Draft Addendum - 6/16/15

Notice: Interested Parties, please be advised that the Illinois Treasurer has posted a new Request for Information (“RFI”) Procurement Opportunity and Draft Addendum on the Illinois State Treasurer website. The RFI is regarding the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Request for Proposals (“RFP”) concerning Banking Services for Cash Processing to service the cash collection portion of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (410 ILCS 130). Banks or other interested or knowledgeable parties that submit responses shall submit their responses to the RFI by 2 p.m. on June 29, 2015. Persons with questions may contact the Illinois Treasurer’s Office.

Thank you for your interest.

30-Day Notice: Open Petition Period for Adding New Debilitating Conditions - 6/1/15

SPRINGFIELD - The Division of Medical Cannabis announces the open petition period for adding new debilitating conditions to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act will begin July 1, 2015. The petition documents and instructions will be posted on July 1, 2015 to the Department's website and the statewide medical cannabis website Illinois residents may submit petitions for debilitating conditions during the period of July 1 through July 31, 2015.

Persons with questions may contact the Division of Medical Cannabis at 217-782-3300 or 1-855-636-3688.

Public Hearing to Review Petitions Requesting Addition of Debilitating Conditions to the Medical Cannabis Registry Program – 5/4/15

 Hearing Agenda

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

James R. Thompson Center
Concourse Level, Assembly Hall Auditorium
100 W. Randolph Street

Persons wishing to present technical evidence about a petition being reviewed are required to file a statement of intent in writing no later than 15 days prior to the date of the hearing, or by April 18, 2015, with the Division of Medical Cannabis. Persons who have not filed a statement of intent will not be able to present at the hearing.

Patients may now apply! Click here.

All patients and caregivers may now register with the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. For any questions regarding patient and caregiver registration, please refer to our FAQ’s DPH Frequently Asked Questions. You may also call or email the DPH Division of Medical Cannabis at 855-636-3688 or Patients may also print applications from and mail their applications to DPH at: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Medical Cannabis, 535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois 62761-0001.

For more information about dispensaries & cultivation center applications, please click here.

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board

The following have been appointed as members of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board.

  • James R. Champion – Registered patient and Veteran
  • Paul Bachmann – Registered patient
  • Michael Fine – Registered patient
  • Marissa Arevalo – Parent of under age 18 registered patient
  • Jacqueline Leskovec, RN – Nurse
  • Theresa Miller, PhD – Nurse
  • Dr. Allison Weathers – Healthcare Practitioner, Neurology
  • Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple - Healthcare Practitioner, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Eric Christoff – Healthcare Practitioner, General Primary Care/Internal Medicine
  • Dr. John Knaus, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr. Nestor Ramirez, Pediatrics
  • Jyotin Parikh – Pharmacist
  • Rev. David McCurdy – Medical Ethicist

The Advisory Board will meet twice a year to address petitions requesting debilitating medical conditions be added to the list outlined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Given the anticipated petition volume, the initial period for accepting petitions will take place for an extended period through February 27, 2015.

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