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Interested in getting your Medical card?

If you need help with any part of this process, please fill out the form below and we’ll setup a time to provide free, confidential assistance and guide you through the process. Scroll down below to see the step by step process.

  • If appropriate, a patient advocate will reach out to you directly via phone.
  • Currently, our advocates are able to assist within the state of Illinois, and our locations will serve many counties within the state.


Great News: Most patients can visit our medical dispensary within 48 hours of completing the application process! 
This is how you apply for an Illinois medical marijuana card:

Step 1

You need to have your doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner sign the written certification form 

certification form link
Step 2

Make copies of two proofs of residency and your drivers’ license

-The proofs of residency must have your name and address on them. They can come from a bank statement or utility bill

Step 3

Get yourself online and create an account through the state’s online application portal 

online application portal link

The fees for applying are $100 for 1 year, $200 for 2 years and $250 for 3 years. Credit or Debit only (no cash!)

Find a Doctor

If you need help finding the right doctor, here is a great resource: Illinois Medical Marijuana Doctors

Heads Up

Before visiting your doctor make sure you are aware of the recently updated list of Qualifying conditions (includes chronic pain & migraines).


-Come to nuEra within 30 days of becoming a patient and receive $100 of discounts to offset the expense of your 1 year registration!
*Must be used within the first 30 days of registration with the State and is good for $25 off of a $100 purchase over 4 visits total.

-In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, examinations for Medical Cannabis Certification completion may be done by telemedicine (online video chat) until further notice. In-person appointments will not be required.

Information for Veterans

There are so many different ways Medical Cannabis can help the men and women who have served our country. Veterans need to confirm through the office of Veteran Affairs that they are permitted to use medical marijuana as part of their certified provider recommendation without consequence to their current position or health care system. If permitted, follow the steps above.

Patient at a VA Facility?

If you are currently receiving care at a V.A. Hospital, you do NOT need to provide a physician’s written certification

Forms Needed

You will copies of two proofs of residency and a valid ID as well as copies of the following forms: VA Form 10-5345 and VA Form DD214

Vets get 10% discount at NuEra

As a token of our appreciation for your service, Veteran Medical Patients qualify for a 10% discount at all NuEra locations 

Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

If you are an IL resident age 21 or older and have been prescribed and opioid or have a health condition or disease for which you could be prescribed an opioid, you may be eligible.


The fee is only $10 per 90-day period and also allows you to get your card within 24 hours of completing the necessary steps

More Info

Check out this detailed brochure about the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program to find out if you qualify and how to enter the program

Heads Up

Before you register, a doctor must complete a physician certification indicating that you have a prescription for an opiod or could be prescribed an opioid

OAPP Patient Brochure