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Illinois has now joined other states that have effective medical marijuana laws benefitting seriously ill patients. On Thursday, August 1, Gov. Pat Quinn signed “The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act,” which will provide much-needed relief to patients in the state.
Chicago Compassion Club is here to help you. Call us today and find out if Medical Marijuana may be right for you. We have experienced staff in Illinois to meet you in person and guide you through the process. If you live anywhere near Chicagoland or the surrounding suburbs we have staff willing to meet with you to get the process started. The Illinois medical marijuana program began January 1, 2014. The process to get certified can be rigorous…please don’t wait until the last moment. Contact us to get pre-qualified today. At Chicago Compassion Club, it is our philosophy to offer a safe, confidential and compassionate experience for our clients seeking palliative benefits from the use of medical cannabis. Our medical marijuana compassion club strictly adheres to all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines that protect the privacy and health information of our clients.
There will be wide range of conditions approved by the State of Illinois that allow an individual to qualify for a Illinois registry certification from a physician to obtain medical marijuana. Our medical marijuana information and certification process outlines these conditions and ensures that each client gets the information, support and care that they need and deserve for quality of life.
If you have any questions about the State of Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act Medical Marijuana Laws (Cannabis Control Act), our services, the registry process or medical marijuana information in general, please don’t hesitate to email us at ObscureMyEmail
We at Chicago Compassion Club believe that benefits can be found in the best practices from many alternative health disciplines, and consider medicinal marijuana to be a best practice. Our goal is to help clients live more comfortably and become more independent.
Let us help you feel better! We are dedicated to healing and wholeness, strive to be faithful to the best interests of our clients, staff, associates and the community. If you suffer from any of the following conditions listed below, you may be eligible for an Illinois Medical Marijuana Card.
Get Qualified for Your Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois
Qualifying Conditions Currently Include:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) • Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomelia • Cachexia/wasting syndrome • Cancer • Causalgia • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy • Crohn’s disease • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II) • Dystonia • Fibromyalgia (severe) • Fibrous dysplasia • Glaucoma • Hepatitis C • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) • Hydrocephalus • Interstitial Cystitis • Lupus • Multiple Sclerosis • Muscular dystrophy • Myasthenia Gravis • Myoclonus • Nail-patella syndrome • Neurofibromatosis • Parkinson’s disease • Post-concussion syndrome • RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I) • Residual limb pain • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy (Starting January 1, 2015) • Sjogren’s syndrome • Spinal cord disease, including, but not limited to, arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia • Spinal cord injury • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) • Tourette’s syndrome • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Watch for Updates!
The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommended adding several disorders to the list of conditions that qualify for treatment under the state’s medical marijuana law. The board was petitioned to consider adding anorexia nervosa, anxiety, chronic post-operative pain, diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, essential thrombcythemia with a JAK 2 mutation, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, Neuro-Behcet’s autoimmune disease, neuropathy (peripheral and diabetic), osteoarthritis, polycystic kidney disease, PTSD, and superior canal dehiscence syndrome to the list of debilitating conditions that might be treated with marijuana under the Illinois Medical Cannabis program.
The board met in Chicago on Monday, May 4, 2015, to review – and hear testimony on – possible additions to the list of conditions which may be treated with medical cannabis. They voted in favor of approving conditions including anorexia nervosa, osteoarthritis, diabetic neuropathy, periphery polyneuropathy, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder to the list.
Please visit our website periodically for important updates!
UPDATE: Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommends 8 new qualifying conditions!
The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommended eight new qualifying conditions for its medical marijuana program, a relief for possible medical patients after 11 suggested qualifying conditions were rejected by Governor Bruce Rauner last month.
The new qualifying conditions that are being added to the existing 39 conditions are as follows:
Chronic pain due to trauma
Chronic pain syndrome
Chronic post-operative pain
Irritable bowel syndrome
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
REMEMBER, THESE ARE ONLY RECOMMENDATIONS AND DO NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE UNTIL THEY ARE WRITTEN INTO THE LAW BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
This marks the first state ever to add autism as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. It has only recently come to light that cannabis may have a remarkable effect on those with autism, particularly on children struggling with motor skills and coordination. Much of the evidence has come in the form of anecdotes from families whose lives have been changed by the administration of cannabis oil, but there have been few formal scientific studies.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also announced that they have approved 3,100 new patients to be a part of the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana program. The recently approved patients also included 16 children. In order for children to qualify for the program, they must have written certification from two doctors, while adults only need one.
Illinois dispensaries have been growing like mad, with four companies already licensed. The next step in the process will be dispensaries sending their product in for testing, and pending approval, they'll make their way onto shelves and ready for patients. The five companies that have been licensed and are currently open for business are: