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Illinois Medical Cannabis Cards Will Automatically Renew

If you’re a current patient wondering how to renew your medical cannabis card in Illinois, you may not need to go through the renewal and payment process. Recently, the Illinois Department of Health – Division of Medical Cannabis reached out to cardholders with an important update.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Illinois Department of Public Health is immediately implementing a temporary process change for patients and caregivers whose cards will be expiring within the next 6 months. You will not be required to extend or renew your cards through renewal application and payment. You will receive new cards in the mail within the next few weeks which will add an additional year to the card term length. If you have already submitted a renewal application and payment, please understand that refunds are not allowed.

We hope this will alleviate some concerns during this crisis.

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How Do I Know If I Qualify?

If your medical cannabis registry card has an expiration date between 10/30/20 and 4/30/21, you should automatically receive a new card in the mail. The new card will add an additional year to the card term length without the need to extend or renew your card through renewal application and payment.

For more information, please refer to the State of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program eLicense System homepage.

Get a Medical Cannabis Card

If you need assistance applying for a medical cannabis card, we’re available five days a week to help scan documents, submit paperwork, and answer questions. If needed, you can even get your certification by a healthcare professional signed at a doctor’s office next door.

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MOCA Logan Square
2369 North Milwaukee Ave
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11am – 1pm

For more information about what to bring, click here. You can also reach out using the form at the bottom of this page.

Report a Missing Medical Cannabis Card, Address Change or Other Issue

If you need to update your mailing address, inquire into your card status, or ask any other question about your pending autorenewal, you can reach out to directly to the state with any questions at

For help with medical consultations, product recommendations, assistance with ordering, or other patient services, you can get help in person at MOCA Logan Square, or reach out using the form at the bottom of this page.

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