More than 113,000 people in Illinois have a cannabis card and use medical marijuana. If you're interested in a cannabis card, Allison Sikorsky, PMHNP, of At Your Service Psychiatry based in Bloomingdale, Illinois, can help. Allison offers online and telemedicine evaluations to determine if medical marijuana is right for you and completes the health care professional written certification form confirming your need. To see available appointments and schedule, click the button below today.
A cannabis card is proof of your membership in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program. It allows you to purchase medical marijuana from one of the approved dispensaries.
You must receive written certification from a health care provider like Allison at At Your Service Psychiatry to be eligible for a cannabis card.
Medical marijuana includes cannabinoids, a group of chemicals that stimulate receptors in your brain and relieve symptoms like pain, nausea, anxiety, inflammation, and muscle tightness. Medical marijuana can also increase your appetite and prevent unintended weight loss.
Many patients find that medical marijuana is an effective alternative to other potentially dangerous medications. In Illinois, you can use cannabis flower, edibles, tinctures, concentrates, drinks, capsules, topicals, and oils.
Allison provides comprehensive online and telehealth assessments to determine your eligibility for a cannabis card.
In addition to a full psychiatric workup to diagnose conditions like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression, she also evaluates conditions that are covered for medicinal use in Illinois such as:
At Your Service Psychiatry focuses on cannabis as an alternative to addictive medications, not in conjunction with them. You might not be eligible for a cannabis card if you take daily benzodiazepine medications, such as Xanax®, or long-term daily narcotic pain medications.
During your evaluation, Allison reviews all of your treatment options, including cannabis and non-cannabis options. She answers your questions and helps you make the best decision for your health.
Your first step is a thorough online or telehealth psychiatric evaluation with Allison at At Your Service Psychiatry. During your assessment, she reviews your current and prior medication, personal and family medical history, and other details to promote the safer use of cannabis.
If she determines that medical cannabis is right for you, Allison completes the health care professional written certification form. At this point, you need to select your preferred dispensary. You must include the dispensary details on your application.
Allison sends you a PDF of the form, which you then upload to the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program with your completed application.
As your provider, Allison enters your information into the patient registry and sends you a text or email with the details that need to match at the dispensary.
You should receive a provisional cannabis card within 24 hours and your official card can take a few weeks to arrive in the mail. You should call your preferred dispensary before going to make your first purchase.
To see available appointments and schedule, book an appointment online today to find out if you're eligible for a cannabis card.