Medical cannabis is not cheap at the dispensary, so how is a medical cannabis card valuable to veterans? Well, if you live in a state like Illinois and you are a veteran then having a medical cannabis card gives you the right to grow your own medical cannabis, up to five plants. There are certain stipulations in how it must be set up, for safety reasons, but don’t let the $50 application fee stop you from applying. Operation 1620 just started a new program called the Veteran Medical Cannabis Card Reimbursement program to pay up to $50 for your card. As seen in the video below, you can literally save hundreds by growing your own medical cannabis, which is essentially growing money in your home.