On Friday, it was announced that applications for patients, caregivers, and dispensaries are now available in the state of Illinois, specifically on the website: mcpp.illinois.gov They won't be accepted until September 2nd for those with last names beginning with A-L. Those with last names beginning with M-Z will have to wait until November 2nd. The one thing that worries me is that you need to have an "established relationship" with the recommending doctor. Check out the application form for the recommending physician. If your regular doctor doesn't go for it, you're going to have to wait ( and of course, fork out extra cash) to "establish a relationship" with a sympathetic doctor. I could be wrong, but I don't think my Dr. will go for it. Perhaps my specialist (gastroenterologist) will be more sympathetic. With luck, we should see the first dispensaries open in early 2015.