Text2MD is offering Medical Cannabis Certification through telemedicine consultations for patients in Illinois.
How it Works.
1. Fill Out An Online Form
Simply click on the link MMJ Patient Intake Form and fill out a brief online questionnaire form.
2. Schedule A Telemedicine Appointment
Once you’ve submitted your contact information and payment through the online form, Text2MD’s team will be in touch shortly to schedule a brief video call visit with the doctor. Expect to have your appointment on the books within a week.
3. Receive Your Certification
During your appointment, you’ll work with a Text2MD doctor to evaluate your symptoms and determine whether medicinal marijuana will be your best course of treatment. At this point, you’ll receive your certification to apply for your card. Nearly all patients receive their signed physician certification after one consultation appointment.
There is a $120 fee for certification consultations. It’s important to note, however, that it’s Text2MD policy that patients who are unable to qualify for certification following their consultation will be refunded.
4. Fill Out Your Medical Cannabis Card Application
Text2MD staff will assist with your Illinois medical cannabis card application at no additional cost. They’ll be happy to answer questions and get you through the process with ease!
Medical cannabis card IL state fees. To apply, you’ll need to pay the Illinois Department of Public Health $100 for a 1-year card, $200 for a 2-year card, or $250 for a 3-year card.
5. Find The Right High For You With A Product Consultation
Certification? Check. Medical card? Check. Perfect cannabis product to enjoy? Maybe? Be sure you’re making the most out of your access to medicinal cannabis by scheduling a cannabis regiment consultation with Dr. Antonatos!
Discuss your symptoms and goals for treatment. Settle on a product and dosage plan with an expert’s opinion. You can even schedule a follow-up to make sure your plan is working for you and make adjustments if it’s not. You know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results—it’s insane! Find comfort in your successful treatment with Text2MD.
Medicinal cannabis has been proven to ease anxiety and chronic pain, so the process for accessing it shouldn’t involve either! You’ll be going green in no time. And you won’t even have to leave home to do it!
Medical Cannabis Certification – Consultation Fee: $120
Illinois Medical Marijuana Card Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the qualifying medical conditions?
A: You must be diagnosed with one of the following debilitating health conditions as defined by the state to qualify:
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Anorexia nervosa
- Arnold-Chiari malformation
- Cachexia/wasting syndrome
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s disease
- CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Hepatitis C
- Interstitial cystitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Nail-patella syndrome
- Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Residual limb pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
- Severe fibromyalgia
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
- Spinal cord injury is damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- Spinocerebellar ataxia
- Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
- Tarlov cysts
- Tourette syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
Q: How do I set up an appointment with a registered medical marijuana provider in Illinois?
A: Simply click on the link MMJ Patient Intake Form and fill out a brief online questionnaire form. Text2MD’s team will be in touch shortly to schedule a brief video call visit with the doctor. Expect to have your appointment on the books within a week.
Q: What do I need to provide for the evaluation and what is the cost?
A: You will need a valid Illinois Driver’s License, State ID Card, or Passport along with the last 4 digits of your Social Security Card. You will also need proof of your medical condition. Proof can include medical records, pill bottles, x-ray reports, prescriptions, doctor’s notes, etc. The consult fee is $120 .
Q: How long is my ID card valid for the Illinois Cannabis program?
A: Your registration identification card is valid for one, two, or three years depending on which application you submit to the state. It can also be permanent depending on the condition.
Q: Will patients’ registration status be made available to the public?
A: No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws so only you and the provider who certifies you will know that you are an Illinois cannabis patient.
Q: Can veterans obtain medical cannabis in Illinois?
A: Yes! Veterans who have an honorable or general discharge and are eligible for VA services and benefits are eligible for a reduced application fee for the Medical Cannabis Patient Program. The veteran must submit a copy of their DD-214 (showing dates of service and other than dishonorable) with their application.
Q: Will insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?
A: Unfortunately, no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.
Q: Am I allowed to grow medical cannabis in Illinois?
A: You can only grow cannabis if you have a Medical Cannabis Card. You must be 21 years or older. You can grow up to 5 cannabis plants in your home. They must be in a locked room, with no access to anyone under 21.
Q: Where are the dispensaries located?
A: Dispensaries are located throughout the state. You may visit any dispensary in Illinois with your card. Here is a list of Illinois dispensaries https://www2.illinois.gov/cannabis/Locations/Pages/default.aspx
Q: How much marijuana will I be able to purchase and possess as a qualified, registered Illinois cannabis patient?
A: Possession limit for Illinois residents:
– 30 grams of cannabis flower;
– 5 grams of cannabis concentrate; and o No more than 500 milligrams of THC contained in a cannabis-infused product
– Registered patients in the medical cannabis pilot program may possess more than 30 grams of cannabis if it is grown and secured in their residence under certain conditions.
Q: What is a caregiver?
A: A caregiver is a person age 21 or older who is selected by the qualifying patient as someone who is authorized to obtain and possess medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries on behalf of the patient, as well as provide assistance in the administration of medical marijuana.
Q: What are the qualifications to become a caregiver?
A: To become a Caregiver for the medical marijuana program in Illinois, you must:
Be 21 years of age or older.
Be an Illinois resident (Must have IL Driver’s License, State ID or Passport along with proof of IL Residency).
Register online with the IL Medical Cannabis Patient Program.
Q: How do I apply to be a caregiver and are there any fees involved?
A: Complete the application for a designated caregiver registration card found here. You will given the option for a one, two, or three-year registry identification card or have the option to apply for a patient who is already registered, in which case the patient and caregiver card will have the same expiration date. The fees for each option are listed below:
One-Year – $25
Two-Year – $50
Three-Year – $75
Applying for Previously Registered Patient – $75