Recommending Cannabis in Illinois
Physicians must be in a bona fide relationship physician-patient relationship with an ongoing expectation of care to their patient in order to be able to recommend medical cannabis under the pilot program. Physicians must undertake a complete physical examination of the patient within 90 days of filling out a certification. Complete rules for how physicians may recommend medical cannabis under the pilot program can be found in Section 946.300 of the Dept. of Public Health regulations.
The certification form for physicians to use for recommending medical cannabis can be found here. The certification must be submitted by the physician, not the patient.