The Term Medical Cannabis refers to the use of the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant and its pure extracts to treat a disease or improve a symptom
The healing properties of Medical Cannabis come from Cannabidiol (CBD) content, critical levels of Medical Terpenes, Flavanoids and exact levels of THC
Cannabiniod receptors play an important role in many body processes, including metabolic regulation, cravings, pain, anxiety, bone growth and immune function
Medical Cannabis has shown positive results in treating mood disorders, degererative Neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, PTSD and seizures
Medical Cannabis is an organic and natural plant that is sourced from medicinal-grade cannabis plants that have been meticulously grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers by a certified and licensed grower.
The Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program allows persons who are diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition to register with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) in order to obtain access to cannabis (marijuana) for medical use. Currently 28 states and Washington, DC have legalized the medical use of cannabis.
Based on research by the Scripps Institute, Cannabis has been shown to slow down Alzheimer's Disease. These Results have been published in The Journal of Molecular Pharmaceutics
Cannabis has been shown to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
A new University of Michigan study, co-sponsored by AARP, found that among 50-80 year olds, 4 our ot 5 say they believe Medical Cannabis would be an alternative to RX Opiods.
On August August 28, 2018, The State of Illinois changed their Medical Cannabis Program to allow those who might be given an Opiod RX to be able to obtain Medical Cannabis instead
Heartland CannAssist will help you with the application process
If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that qualifies you to receive the Illinois Medical Cannabis Card but have no physician that will certify your condition to the state, we can help. We have Physicians who will certify
If you need assistance with the application process, we can help you
An individual diagnosed with one or more debilitating conditions is eligible to apply for a medical cannabis registry identification card. The qualifying patient must obtain a written certification from a physician specifying their debilitating condition, unless they are a veteran receiving health services at a VA facility. Veterans must submit one year of medical records from the VA facility where they receive services. Effective January 1, 2015, the Act was amended to include eligibility for children under age 18 and to add seizure disorders to the list of debilitating conditions.