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General Questions

Who can benefit from medical marijuana?

While only people with one of the qualifying conditions can benefit from medical marijuana, there are many others that can benefit from CBD. There are some advocates who believe this non-intoxicating extract should be taken as a daily supplement along with vitamins. 

What is the CannaClub?

The CannaClub is a private club offered to the general public at a very low cost, only $2/month or $10/year! In exchange, you get to be a part of a growing and thriving community. Our modern and fast paced world has left us more isolated than ever. This is your chance to slow down and enjoy life. Studies show that comraderie, whether it be a religious group, a book club, or a support group, increase happiness and satisfaction. This club will give you access to all of that and more. You know what else has been shown to help? Basic human touch! So save 20% off on our CannaSpa services!* What do we want in return for this exclusive never to be offered again deal? We would like you to be involved! We can’t build a community without people! Join a group, follow us on social media, like things, comment on things! Interested in sharing your story? We are currently recruiting for our video documentary series!

*available without THC products for those without a medical cannabis certification

What is the CannaClub Founder's Club

We want to reward those willing to join us in the creation of this community. We literally can not do it without you! We will give you a lifetime membership ABSOLUTELY FREE! All we ask in exchange is a little participation!

I don't qualify for medical marijuana. But I am in pain. Can you still help me?

There is nothing that we can do about the medical restrictions imposed on THC by the government. But we can still help within those limitations. CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory. Depending on your condition, there may be many options for you. Contact us, if we can not help we will try and find you someone who can.

How do I get a medical cannabis card?

See our New Patient section for detailed instructions on obtaining your medical marijuana card.

What are online support groups?

Having community and commaradarie help us to manage life’s stresses. That community can be difficult to find at times, and difficult to access at other times. Mindful Medicine Clinic has found that it can facilitate online support groups with video conference meetings and online chat forums. Since this can be done with minimal burden to the healthcare system, it is free to you. These will be closed forums, membership will be required. They will be small groups with mandatory participation. If you have any more questions, please contact us for more information.

What are mobile clinics?

Prior to opening Mindful Medicine Clinic, Dr Mann did a location review to see where her services were most needed in Illinois. The results were astonishing! The question wasn’t who needed help, it was who didn’t need help! Hence was born the mobile clinic. Rather than a single brick and mortar location, Dr Mann sets up temporary clinical sites. The building is the least important part of a medical clinic!

What is the status of my application?

We have no idea! All paperwork is handled by the State of Illinois. They are already overworked and do not appreciate calls regarding the status of the application. We don’t know any more than you do.

Can I get an application fee refund if I no longer want to be a medical cannabis patient?

No. The state of Illinois does not offer a money back guarantee with this or any other healthcare service.

What is a Caregiver?

A caregiver can assist you with the use of medical cannabis. A caregiver MUST have a valid registry card to enter a medical cannabis dispensary with the patient. In simple terms, this is the only person you can ask to stop at the weed store on their way home from work.

Can I change my designated caregiver?

Yes. Just fill out a new caregiver application. The change takes effect when the application has been received and approved. Don’t forget to mention to your former caregiver!

My card expires next year, can do the extension now?

No. IDPH hates extra or premature paperwork. They will mail a letter with extension information to registered cardholders 60 to 90 days prior to the expiration. Wait for it.

Will my designated caregiver have to get an extension also?

Yes. Caregiver information will be included on the extension form that is sent to you.

Can I extend my registry identification card on-line?

Yes. Once you receive the letter from IDPH indicating you are able to extend your registry card, you must complete the extension on-line at https://medicalcannabispatients.illinois.gov

What is the fee for extending my medical cannabis registry card?

Extension Fee
$100 — One-Year Registry Card
$200 — Two-Year Registry Card
Reduced Extension Fee *The reduced fee is for qualifying patients enrolled in the Federal Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs, or Veterans.

$50 — One-Year Registry Card
$100 — Two-Year Registry Card

I paid a reduced application fee originally, do I need to send a SSI/SSDI/DD214 with my extension?

No. It’s on file.

What if I paid full price originally but qualify for a reduced fee now?

attach a copy of your DD214 or “Benefit Verification” letter from the Social Security Administration.

How often do I need to see the physician

Although your specific condition may warrant more frequent follow up, you will need to see the physician yearly. This can be done through telemedicine for $40 or in person for $60.

About Our Services

What is integrative medicine?

Everyone! Whether you have a chronic disease, an acute illness or simply suffer from the human condition you WILL BENEFIT. Through mindfulness, meditation, self care, community and the science of happiness, we can all live better and happier than we are right now. Don’t believe us? Contact us to find uout how you can live better!

Who will integrative medicine benefit?

Everyone! Whether you have a chronic disease, an acute illness or simply suffer from the human condition you WILL BENEFIT. Through mindfulness, meditation, self care, community and the science of happiness, we can all live better and happier than we are right now. Don’t believe us? Contact us to find uout how you can live better!

Do I qualify for medical marijuana?

In Illinois you must have one of 41 qualifying conditions. If you think you have one of these but have not been diagnosed previously, come in for an evaluation. Even if you do not qualify, we hope to be able to help with your symptoms. 

I have a history of a drug felony, am I still eligible?

It can be so confusing when one day you are told marijuana is a drug. Then the next day you are told it is not a drug, it is medicine. But you can not have any medicine because you like or have a history of liking drugs. Which this is not. Then the next day, you are told not only are you allowed to have this medication, but it is actually treating your love of other drugs. Crazy. So…yes. You are.

I have a history of heroin addiction, am I disqualified?

Your history is not a factor. In fact, in Illinois, medical cannabis is now being used as a substitute for opiates. It might be a very good option for acute pain. You should discuss this option with your healthcare provider. 

You may have heard that you could not qualify. This was true from the intiation of the program until August of 2018 when the Opiod Initiative was passed. Part of the bill went into effect immediately, including no more fingerprints and no more background checks. These steps were a bottleneck to the system and would have crippled the opiod program. It quite simply followed that if there was no background check, the background was no longer a factor.

Will you hold a clinic in my area?

Probably! Mindful Medicine Clinic wants to expand access in Illinois! There are logistics involved, of course. But if we CAN be there, we WILL be there.

Do you accept insurance?

Unfortunately, we are no set up to take insurance at this time. We will be able to print a superbill that you can submit for reimbursement. 

Live Better.

Our clinic does not accept insurance at this time. If you are entitled to coverage, we will provide you with the necessary documentation to submit your insurance claim.