Now that you have your card in hand, you might think you are free to go to any dispensary and purchase your product. You CAN visit any dispensary with your card, but you can ONLY purchase in the one dispensary where you are registered.
Use the Medical Cannabis Dispensary Selection Form to register your choice. It takes about a day to get a reply. You can change dispensaries whenever you wish but can only be registered for one at any given time.
Make sure you have your card and another ID with you. Also make sure you bring cash, the dispensaries cannot accept credit cards!
DON'T LOSE THAT CARD!
I was on my way to my registered dispensary and realized I had no idea where I had put my card. I called to see if I could still go - after all they had a photocopy of the card on file. And the answer is: NO. Without the physical card, you cannot enter the premises.
Replacing the card took about two weeks and a$25 reprinting fee.
I was not able to find the form online. I called the number listed at the bottom of the Illinois Department of Public Health Medical Cannabis site and spoke with someone who emailed me the form. She sent the form promptly, I filled it out and sent in the $25 check. The card appeared about two weeks later.
The card is now permanently in my wallet; no more putting it somewhere else for "safe keeping."
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