First, have an MD, PA or APRN complete the Health Care Professional Written Certification Form.
Second, gather 2 proofs of residency, a passport style photo, and your current, valid state ID. (Complete list of acceptable proof of residency on page 3 of patient app).
Third, come in to a RISE dispensary to electronically submit and pay for your application OR scan and upload your paperwork to https://medicalcannabispatients.illinois.gov and choose your local RISE dispensary. You can find a list of the documents needed here.
Within 24-48 hours you will receive an email from the Illinois Department of Public Health requesting you print your provisional card. Bring your provisional card and state ID to begin purchasing.