The A Friend Indeed program helps veterans, patients battling cancer, and anyone in desperate need with personalized equipment, genetics, and other resources to legally grow their own medicine at home. Illinois News Joint has collaborated with several business and individuals to offer a broad foundation of assets. With gracious donations and discounts from our partners, we are able to offer these resources for our A Friend Indeed program from the following businesses.

A Friend Indeed program

Compassionate Clinics of America (Illinois)

Compassionate Clinics of America helps those who want to become a registered medical patient (at a discounted rate). Book a virtual medical cannabis consultation appointment here. Compassionate Clinics of America handles the start-to-finish steps of the certification process, as well as other services. For any questions about scheduling an appointment please reach out by phone at (888) 372-0325.

Once the patient is legal to grow medicine from home, Illinois News Joint also partnered with seed banks/breeders and grow shops to help with free genetics, free/discounted equipment, grow mentoring, free grow classes, and other resources designed for specific individual needs. Please let us know how we can help.

Rimrock Analytical

Rimrock Analytical offers free cannabis plant sex testing to Veterans and those battling cancer, as well as free shipping for anyone who uses promo code ILNJ.

Grow Shops

Aroma Grow Store

Grow 5

Blooms Brothers Hydro


802 Genetix

Afterthought Autos

Bad Dawg Genetics

Cosmic Wisdom

Deep Space Creations

Glenview Genetics

Golden Ratio

Green Bodhi

Humboldt Seed Company

Insane Seeds



Mass Medical Strains


Seattle Chronic Seeds

Secret Squirrel Seeds

Seed Attics

Sticky Finger Seeds


The Big Green Guy

Tonygreen’s Tortured Beans

Twenty20 Mendocino


Seed Banks

D.C. Seed Exchange

Cool Beans Seeds

Great Lakes Genetics

Homegrown Cannabis Co.

Immaculate Seeds

North Atlantic Seed Company

Seed Attics

Deep Green Genetics

Other Organizations

Grow Like JoDa



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Illinois News Joint is currently collaborating with new business to help expand the program with more recourse. If you’re interested in having “A Friend Indeed” in your life or contributing to the program, please contact us via email or social media and let us know how we can help.