State: Illinois

Qualifying Conditions

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arnold Chiari malformation
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome type 2
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome

Effective June 30, 2016, physicians are no longer required to explicitly recommend cannabis therapy. Instead, physicians are required to certify that there exists a bona fide doctor-patient relationship and that the patient possesses a qualifying, debilitating medical condition.

Patient Possession Limits

Two and a half ounces of cannabis per 14-day period

Home Cultivation


Caregiver Information

Yes, caregivers, who may serve only one patient, are permitted to pick up medicine for very ill, homebound patients and are also subject to possession limit.



The Cannabis Control Act establishes a hemp pilot program, allowing institutions of higher education and the Department of Agriculture to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for agricultural and academic research. This pilot program studies “the growth, cultivation, or marketing of industrial hemp.” Before conducting research, the Department of Agriculture and local law enforcement must be informed in writing. Any site used to grow or cultivate industrial hemp must be registered with the Department of Agriculture. Institutions of higher education must provide quarterly and annual reports to the Department of Agriculture and are subject to inspection. The annual report is due on or before October 1. Further, the Department of Agriculture can adopt rules to comply with federal rules or to adopt emergency rules deemed necessary to public interest safety and welfare.