Hey Just thought I would share my experience so far getting the medical marijuana card in Illinois. It took nine phone calls on nine different days to get somebody to answer my call. I was told they received my application August 25, 2017 this was 39 working days ago 7 1/2 weeks total. The only information they will release to you about your application is the date that they have received it. I did ask approximately how far backlogged they are. I was told 60 working days or 12 weeks until they get to applications. I was told the day they review your application it’s approved or denied that same day. if it’s approved it’s mailed to the DMV and other agencies to be printed and that could take approximately 10 to 14 business days or 3 weeks. Long story short It’s October 18, 2017 and it takes approximately start to finish according to the secretary 10 to 11 weeks. And they are just falling further and further behind. 1) The state is understaffed and has no sure fire procedure to Efficiently process applications. 2) It is impossible to get a hold of anybody or get any sort of response as to what’s going on with your application. 3) I had to drive almost 3 hours to find a doctor. I know this is just a pilot program and there’s a lot of kinks to be worked out but there’s plenty of other states that have developed efficient ways to handle those why is Illinois being so stubborn. It doesn’t take over three months to get antidepressants or hard-core pain killers. Can’t Illinois be good at anything for crying out loud we’re already one of the most laugh at states across the board. Patience is a virtue I suppose. Sincerely A agitated resident of Illinois.