Update on August 25 2014

​DPH Medical Cannabis Advisory Board

You may now apply for the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board that will consider the addition of new debilitating medical conditions under the Pilot Program, as established in DPH administrative rules 77 Ill. Adm. Code 946.30. Information for nominations can be found at http://appointments.illinois.gov/appointmentsDetail.cfm?id=514.

Consent Forms

Background check consent forms for Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("FPR") and Department of Agriculture ("Agriculture") are now available here:

  1. Fingerprint Consent Form (PDF) - Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
  2. Fingerprint Consent Form (PDF) - Department of Agriculture


Both the FPR and Agriculture have posted updated FAQ's answering many of the questions raised at the 3 town hall meetings in the last few weeks:

  1. Cultivation Center FAQ (PDF) - Department of Agriculture | updated 9-5-14


In response to comments and questions at our town hall meetings, we want to clarify application requirements for patients and caregivers, and applications for dispensaries and cultivation centers:

Patients and caregivers will be able to, and are encouraged to, apply electronically starting September 2 for those with a last name beginning with "A" through "L." A paper copy of patient and caregiver applications will also be accepted.

Dispensary and cultivation center applications will be accepted only in paper copy with a corresponding USB flash drive beginning September 8 through September 22. We will not be accepting online applications for dispensary and cultivation center applicants at this time. A final version of the application and application instructions for these organizations will be available by Friday, August 29.