Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis services offered in Elmhurst, IL

Medical cannabis can be a game-changer for people who struggle with debilitating conditions or chronic pain. At Spirit of Wellness Reiki Center in Franklin Park, Illinois, experienced advanced practice nurse practitioner Cari Drake, FNP-BC, helps patients get their medical marijuana certification so they can efficiently manage their condition and enjoy a better quality of life. Call the office or use the provided scheduling feature to set up your in-person or telephone consultation now.

Medical Cannabis Q&A

What is medical cannabis?

The medical cannabis program is an Illinois program that gives patients with chronic conditions access to marijuana as a medical treatment. At Spirit of Wellness Reiki Center, Cari is part of the state’s cannabis program, and as such, she can legally provide certifications in person or over the phone. 

What conditions qualify for medical cannabis in Illinois?

Many conditions and issues may qualify you for a medical cannabis certificate in Illinois. These include:

  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s disease agitation
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), type II
  • Dystonia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Residual limb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures caused by epilepsy or other conditions
  • Severe fibromyalgia
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

If you have a terminal condition that’s not on the list, you can still qualify for a medical marijuana card in Illinois. 

Additionally, the Alternative to Opioids act states that if you have any condition that requires or could require an opioid medication prescription, you can receive a medical marijuana certification. So, most people with pain-causing conditions can qualify for medical cannabis in the state of Illinois. 

Qualifying for your medical marijuana card might seem complicated initially, but Cari can smooth and simplify the medical cannabis process for you by exploring your qualifying conditions, determining your medical needs, and making personalized recommendations. 

How long are medical cannabis cards valid in Illinois? 

Medical cannabis cards are valid for one, two, or three years from the date of issue, depending on what type of registration you purchase. Patients in the opioid alternative cannabis program receive a registration valid for 90 days, but the registration is renewable as needed. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the Illinois cannabis certification, call Spirit of Wellness Reiki Center or click on the provided online booking feature to set up your visit with Cari now.