The Act "only permits a physician who has a bona fide physician-patient relationship and is treating the patient's qualifying debilitation medical condition to certify them for use of medical cannabis. A physician  may only accept payment from a patient for the fee associated with the required medical examination prior to certifying a patient for use of medical cannabis. Physicians cannot accept payment for the certification itself."

Regulators have already filed a formal complaint against a Chicago doctor. Read more about Illinois' Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act . View a copy of the complaint.