Cannabis helps alleviate the symptoms associated with HIV treatments and HIV medications

More than 1.2 million Americans suffer from HIV. Many people in Chicago use cannabis to help with their successful treatment. HIV is an approved qualifying condition to receive a medical cannabis card in Illinois.

Some of the symptoms that HIV patients find cannabis helps with include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of weight
  • Pain
  • Aches in bones
  • Swelling
  • Lack of sleep
  • High anxiety

Often, cannabis can be more effective than pharmaceutical drugs in alleviating the symptoms of HIV treatments. Illinois doctors now recognize cannabis as an effective tool to treat symptoms of HIV therapy.

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Fibromyalgia (fatigue, numbness, or general pain)
If you suffer from fatigue, numbness, burning sensations or from chronic, general pain, it is possible you will qualify for medical cannabis after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Spinal Cord Injury (back issues, herniated disc, or bulging disc)
This condition is a generalized terms that applies to people with any number of back issues, including not only a herniated disc but also to a condition as common as a bulging disc. If you suffer from regular back pain you likely can be diagnosed with spinal cord injury and qualify for a medical cannabis card.
Post Concussive Syndrome (nausea, dizzyness, or headaches)
If you played football or other contact sports, even just in high school, you likely suffered multiple concussions, which can have life-long consequences. If you suffer from regular bouts of nausea, dizzyness or even headaches, it is possible that a doctor will diagnose you will Post Concussion Syndrome and qualify you for medical cannabis.
PTSD (anxiety, sleeplessness, or depression)
PTSD applies not only to veterans of military service, but to any survivor of physical or psychological trauma. Anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are the most common symptoms. PTSD can be diagnosed with a single psychological evaluation after which you will qualify for a medical cannabis card.
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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…
We will work with the physician’s office to get you scheduled as quickly as possible.

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:
  1. 1
    You must be a resident of Illinois with valid ID.
  2. 2
    You must have a qualifying medical condition.
  3. 3
    You 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.