Cannabis helps alleviate pain from conditions such as spinal injuries and Fibromyalgia.

Tens of millions of Americans live with chronic pain. Many are prescribed opioid painkillers. In 2016 33,000 Americans died from opioid overdose. Many people in Chicago use cannabis to help with their successful management of chronic pain.

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

  • Stiffness
  • Lack of mobility
  • Inability to sleep at night
  • Edginess
  • Lack of quality of life
  • Feelings of Isolation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight gain
  • High anxiety

Opiates are some of the worst ways to treat chronic pain. They cause depression, weight gain, dependency and addiction. Often, cannabis can be more effective than opioids and other pharmaceutical drugs in alleviating chronic pain. Illinois doctors now recognize cannabis as an effective tool to treat pain symptoms.

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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.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony? (Not required)

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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.