Cannabis helps alleviate the symptoms of cancer and can help with the side effects of chemotherapy
Thirty-nine percent of Americans are diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Many people in Chicago use cannabis to help with their successful treatment and recovery. Traditional treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy, have very debilitating side effects that cannabis can help mitigate. Any form of cancer is an approved qualifying condition to receive a medical cannabis card in Illinois.
Some of the symptoms that cancer patients find cannabis helps with include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of weight
- Aches in bones
- Lack of sleep
- High anxiety
Often, cannabis can be more effective than opioids and other pharmaceutical drugs in alleviating the symptoms of cancer. Illinois doctors now recognize cannabis as an effective tool to treat symptoms of cancer therapy.
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If you need a cannabis-friendly doctor, we can refer you to physicians who can help you get the Physician Certification needed for your Medical Cannabis application. After we talk to you, we can give you some options of physicians based on your location, medical condition, insurance, etc…
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We can also assist you with the Medical Cannabis Application process including passport-style photo, fingerprinting, and application submission. Please see the attached Application Assistance Welcome Packet.
In the meantime, please review the attachments so you know what documents you need to obtain.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A MEDICAL CANNABIS CARD IN ILLINOIS:
1You must be a resident of Illinois with valid ID.
2You must have a qualifying medical condition.
3You will need to complete a federal criminal background check.
Please know that Illinois requires a fingerprinted background check for anyone applying for Medical Cannabis. If the felony is for marijuana, you have the right to appeal. If it is for any other controlled substance, the state will likely deny your application, and your fees will not be refunded.