(Springfield, IL) -- People with chronic illnesses can start applying for the medical marijuana program. State officials will start accepting applications from people whose last names begin with A through L on September 2nd. Patients whose last names begin with M through Z can start submitting applications on November 1st. The nine page applications are posted online at MCPP.Illinois.gov. There is a 100-dollar annual application fee, but veterans or people on Social Security Disability Income will pay half of that.