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Illinois: List of Qualifying Conditions


New Member
In order to help patients find the relevant information without having to read the bill, here is the list of qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Illinois:

"Debilitating medical condition" means one or more of
5 the following:
6 (1) cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human
7 immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency
8 syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
9 Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease,
10 cachexia/wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe
11 fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease, including but not
12 limited to arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia,
13 syringomyelia, Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrous dysplasia,
14 spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and
15 post-concussion syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis,
16 Arnold-Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia,
17 Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Parkinson's, Tourette's,
18 Myoclonus, Dystonia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD
19 (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I), Causalgia, CRPS
20 (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II),
21 Neurofibromatosis, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
22 Polyneuropathy, Sjogren's syndrome, Lupus, Interstitial
23 Cystitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Hydrocephalus, nail-patella
24 syndrome, residual limb pain, or the treatment of these
25 conditions; or
26 (2) any other debilitating medical condition or its

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1 treatment that is added by the Department of Public Health
2 by rule as provided in Section 45.

If you believe that your medical condition could benefit from the use of MMJ, a process has been established which allows amendment of this list.

18 Section 45. Addition of debilitating medical conditions.
19 Any citizen may petition the Department of Public Health to add
20 debilitating conditions or treatments to the list of
21 debilitating medical conditions listed in subsection (h) of
22 Section 10. The Department of Public Health shall consider
23 petitions in the manner required by Department rule, including
24 public notice and hearing. The Department shall approve or deny
25 a petition within 180 days of its submission, and, upon

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1 approval, shall proceed to add that condition by rule in
2 accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. The approval
3 or denial of any petition is a final decision of the
4 Department, subject to judicial review. Jurisdiction and venue
5 are vested in the Circuit Court.


New Member
Thank you for this list. My husband and I both should qualify. When do we get to do that??


New Member
On August 9, 2019, Public Act 101-0363 became law adding the following to the list of Debilitating Medical Conditions in Illinois:

  • Autism
  • Chronic pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Neuro-Behcet's Autoimmune Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

If you now qualify you can start the process here: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/medical-cannabis/medical-cannabis-registry-application or at your local Medical Cannabis Dispensary.

Text of the new (after added conditions) law:
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