Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
The Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program became effective on August 1, 2013. Currently 28 states and Washington, DC have legalized the medical use of cannabis, often referred to as medical marijuana.
Participation in the program requires a medical cannabis registry identification card. Patients seeking to qualify for a card must have a physician certified diagnosis of a debilitating condition or terminal illness. I perform certification assessments for patients with a diagnosis of any of 40 qualifying debilitating conditions including cancer and PTSD .
If you have any questions, or are wondering if you qualify,
please call 708-386-3080 or contact mcp@wellcomeMD.com.
Why I support medical cannabis - Dr. Ingrid Liu
The more I learn about the field, the more intrigued and excited I become that patients have another option for treatment. I have had patients successfully wean off of narcotic/opiate medications that they were dependent on for over 10 years.
I attended a Harvard Medical School conference this year with some of the top scientists and physicians advocating for use and research. The case studies presented were eye opening and inspiring. I am a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, a nationwide organization of providers that is involved with research as well as the latest updates on medical cannabis.
The reality is that people already self medicate without guidance or consideration for interactions with prescription pharmaceuticals, potential side effects, and other concerns. I take this opportunity to provide that guidance and help people obtain cannabis legally and safely.
- Extensive, thorough history and physical exam pertaining to the chronic disease diagnosis.
- Education on therapeutic effects of medical cannabis including specific information on how the different components (THC, CBD, and terpenes) work on the body.
- Discussion of risks and side effects as well as how to avoid purchasing the wrong products.
- What to expect in the process of applying for the medical cannabis card.