Illinois: Gov. Patrick Quinn signed HB 1 into law on August 1, 2013, after it was approved by the General Assembly. The new law went into effect on January 1, 2014. In 2014, the law was expanded by SB 2636 to include seizure conditions and to allow minors to qualify. Medical cannabis rules were approved in July 2014.
Qualifying for the Program: To qualify for an ID card, a patient must have a qualifying medical condition and a statement from an Illinois-licensed MD or DO who is caring for the patient’s condition.
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