How to get a health insurance card in Illinois
Get approved for your Illinois medical cannabis card in minutes.
Across the country, millions of people are becoming aware of the incredible relief provided by medical marijuana. With a medical marijuana card, patients gain access to the many documented health benefits of cannabis, which can have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients suffering from dozens of common health problems. Even in states like Illinois, where recreational cannabis is legal and dispensaries abound, there are big benefits for patients who get a health card.
Read on to find our step-by-step guide to getting a health insurance card in Illinois. We'll also take a look at the perks Illinois residents can look forward to after signing up.
In the past, signing up for a medical marijuana card involved frustrating red tape from doctors, insurance agencies and the government. Thanks to Leafwell, those days are over. They simplify the process, reduce bureaucratic effort and give patients the relief they need without much effort. They have helped over 300,000 patients connect with trusted healthcare providers from the comfort of their own homes, and that number is growing every day.
Leafwell is offering Leafly readers living in Illinois a special discount when they sign up for their medical marijuana card. Just use code LEAFLY20 Receive 20% off at checkout, a sort of thank you to all of you in the Prairie State. Leafwell also offers a 100% money-back guarantee if you don't get approved. With Leafwell's famously low prices, discount and guarantee, there's no excuse not to click the link below and get started today.
The Benefits of a Health Insurance Card in Illinois
In Illinois and other states where recreational cannabis is legal, many cannabis users don't pay attention to what a health card can do for them. This means that a large number of people who would be eligible for a medical marijuana card with all the benefits that come with it are spending more on their cannabis than they should. In fact, for regular cannabis users, adding a health card to your wallet is one of the best ways to keep more of your hard-earned money each month.
Significant sales tax savings
Recreational users pay up to 30% sales tax on cannabis in Illinois. This is one of the highest percentages in the country, meaning Illinois residents are paying the highest price for their cannabis. However, for health insurance card holders, sales tax is only 1%. For jobs large and small, this means real, tangible savings that have an immediate impact on your bottom line.
Higher ownership limits
Illinois health card holders can also purchase significantly more cannabis at once than recreational users. Those who do not have a medical marijuana card are only allowed to possess one ounce of cannabis products, but medical card holders can purchase 2.5 ounces of cannabis products per 14-day period. That's a lot of cannabis – enough to ensure that even those who need the most severe relief are well taken care of.
Grow your own cannabis
Illinois residents with a health insurance card have access to an additional benefit that sets them apart. While growing recreational cannabis is currently illegal in Illinois, health card holders can grow up to five plants with full legal support. If you have the space, the seeds, and the desire, growing your own cannabis is by far the most economical (and rewarding!) way to acquire cannabis. All you need is a little sunshine, a green thumb, and a health insurance card to start saving money right away.
Sounds pretty good, right? Luckily, Leafwell has a lightning-fast process that allows you to schedule an appointment in just a few minutes. If you're ready to get started right away, click the link below or read on to read our step-by-step guide.
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Step 1: Gather documents and register online
Documents you need
Once you're ready to sign up for your medical marijuana card, you'll want to make sure you have the documents you need to make the process go smoothly. If this sounds a little too much like a visit to the DMV, don't worry. Leafwell handles most of the paperwork so you can relax. All you need in the great state of Illinois is a state-issued ID, proof of residency, and a 2″ x 2″ color photograph like the one you find in a passport. Once you have this handful of documentation, you're good to go.
Reservation for commercial drivers
The Illinois state government places few restrictions on who is eligible for medical cannabis, but there is one notable exception that should be noted here. If you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you are not eligible for medical cannabis benefits. This is due to the asymmetry between state and federal laws regarding cannabis; Because CDLs are issued by the federal Department of Transportation and not a state government, CDL holders are instead subject to federal regulations.
Arrange your online appointment
After gathering the necessary documents, you can visit Leafwell's website and schedule your telemedicine appointment with a trained healthcare provider. Leafwell has always designed its process to be as patient-friendly as possible and to ensure you receive a scheduled appointment Just a couple of minutes without any problems or bumps in the road.
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Step 2: Attend a telemedicine appointment
Most of the time, dealing with the healthcare system, in any capacity, means dealing with a byzantine maze of rules and regulations. Leafwell’s streamlined telehealth process takes a different approach; someone who values your time and treats you like a human being. Leafwell's expert team of healthcare providers are some of the best in the industry, and you can consult with them from the comfort of your couch. For potential medical cannabis patients struggling with mobility issues or pain, Leafwell's focus on telemedicine can be a godsend.
Meet with a healthcare provider online
During your appointment, a friendly, knowledgeable healthcare provider will review your medical records, discuss the potential benefits of medical cannabis, and advise you on how best to use cannabis products. This process is a breeze, and you'll find that the personable provider on the other end of your call genuinely cares about understanding your specific needs and helping you find new ways to incorporate cannabis into your everyday life, thereby improving your Quality of life to improve your quality of life. If everything goes well, you will receive approval and your medical marijuana card is almost in your hands.
Leafwell recommends waiting a day or two before moving on to the next step of the process. This gives your Leafwell healthcare provider time to transmit your information to the Illinois state government. After these two days have passed, feel free to move on to step three.
Step 3: Complete your application to ICTS
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Within ninety days of your Leafwell approval, you must register with the Illinois Cannabis Tracking System (ICTS). The ICTS is the governing body that oversees all medical cannabis uses in Illinois, a final bureaucratic hurdle to overcome. Leafwell will send you instructions on how to complete this application following your successful telemedicine appointment. So don't worry. All you have to do is fill out a few forms and pay a small fee. This is a direct payment to the state government, not Leafwell.
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Get your digital medical marijuana card
After another waiting period of one to two business days, you will receive a preliminary letter that will be sent to your ICTS account. Congratulations! This is the final step: once you receive approval, you can visit any licensed medical marijuana dispensary and enjoy all the benefits of a full-fledged medical marijuana card. You'll no longer receive a physical card – a sign of our times – but an official digital marijuana card will arrive in your inbox sometime in the next ninety days. However, this is merely a formality. Once you receive your provisional driving license, you will benefit from all the benefits of a full, official card.
Leafwell is an essential partner for anyone looking for the incredible benefits that only medical cannabis can provide. Their customer-focused process has provided relief to over 300,000 people nationwide and they aren't slowing down.
Visit Leafwell's website to schedule an appointment with a friendly and qualified provider, read the latest medical cannabis research, read Leafwell's blog, or get help from their helpful support team. There is no reason to wait; Use code LEAFLY20 at checkout to save on your medical cannabis card today.