Am I allowed to add or become a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Illinois?

Yes, patients in Illinois have the option to appoint a caregiver. To apply to become a caregiver, please follow these steps:

  1. Physician Certification: The patient must first be certified by a physician as needing a caregiver.
  2. Application Form: Caregivers need to complete the application form available at Illinois Department of Public Health.
  3. Additional Requirements: The application must include fingerprint consent, the appropriate application fees, and a passport-style photograph taken recently.
  4. Caregiver ID Card: Once the application is approved, you will receive a caregiver ID card, which allows you to assist the patient in obtaining and administering medical cannabis.

Ensure all documentation is complete and submitted correctly to facilitate a smooth application process.