DNAInfo: Applying for Medical Marijuana?

Mina Bloom of DNAInfo Chicago recently sat down to speak with our own Dr. Khare to discuss the challenges of applying for Medical Marijuana here in Illinois and Chicago. Interested in reading the full piece? Check out Mina’s article here, “Applying for Medical Marijuana? This Lincoln Park Clinic Wants To Help” for Dr. Khare’s thoughts and views on how best to apply, overcome and get the help you need for Medical Marijuana Certification. …

Medical Marijuana Certification and Your Doctor

Benefits of Medical Marijuana A new study links access to medical marijuana to reduced rates of opioid abuse and overdose! Published in 2014 by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), research revealed that, not only did states with medical marijuana programs have an average of 25% fewer deaths related to opioid overdose compared to those that still criminalized its use, but this percentage grew each year between 1999 …

PTSD and Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Governor Bruce Rauner recently indicated that he will sign into law a bill to add PTSD and terminal illness to the qualifying conditions. Beginning on August 2nd, 2016, we can now submit applications, as well as send your physician certification for PTSD. PTSD affects 8% of Americans (over 24 million …

How to Check on Your Illinois Medical Card Status

I have been asked so many times how to check on your Illinois Medical Card. It’s difficult, because the employees of the state are very over-worked, and frankly, understaffed (see Illinois budget crisis). When someone submits their application, there is no way of tracking it. Magically, you will get your card in the mail or a deficiency letter mailed or emailed to you. It is taking 40-45 days. There is another …