DIXON – The Lee County Health Department is taking appointments to assist residents in completing the application process for the state’s medical cannabis program. Lee County Health Educator Jill Larson says appointments are free or residents can call in to walk through necessary steps prior to filling out an application, like receiving a prescription from your physician. Larson says you can also apply for a caregiver application so that a caregiver can legally pick up your medication on your behalf from dispensaries. She says while you don’t have to go through the department to apply, it is helpful to have the extra help in making sure you submit documents properly. According to the Illinois Department of Public health, Kendall, Dekalb, and Whiteside County also offer free application assistance.