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  • Midwest Compassion Center Romeoville, IL (Will County)

    1335 Lakeside Drive

    Suite 301

    Romeoville, IL 60446

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    1804 Maple Ave.

    Evanston, IL 60201

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    161 South Lincolnway

    Suite 301

    North Aurora, IL 60542

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    4104 North Columbus Street

    Ottawa, IL 61350

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    1816 S. Arlington Heights Road

    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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  • Midwest Compassion Center Romeoville, IL (Will County)

    1335 Lakeside Drive

    Suite 301

    Romeoville, IL 60446

  • PharmaCannis Evanston, IL (Cook County)

    1804 Maple Ave.

    Evanston, IL 60201

  • PharmaCannis North Aurora, IL (Kane County)

    161 South Lincolnway

    Suite 301

    North Aurora, IL 60542

  • PharmaCannis Ottawa, IL (LaSalle County)

    4104 North Columbus Street

    Ottawa, IL 61350

  • Verilife Arlington Heights (Cook County)

    1816 S. Arlington Heights Road

    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Illinois Opioid Alternative Program

Relief is Here.

Opioids are addictive. Thankfully they’re no longer your only option for pain management. If you’re seeking an alternative to opioids, patients who have a current prescription for an opioid or would otherwise be prescribed an opioid can now choose to find relief with medical cannabis and are eligible to apply for a renewable 90-day medical cannabis card. PharmaCannis can help guide you through the application process so you can start truly living.

Connect

Call 888-493-6066 and speak to one of our patient care specialists to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you have.

Visit

Stop into one of our dispensaries during business hours for a one on one consultation to see how you qualify for the opioid alternative program and help you through the application process. We have dispensaries in Arlington Heights, Evanston, North Aurora, Ottawa and Romeoville.

Apply Online

If you have already visited your physician and your physician has submitted your online certification you can apply online.

Real Convenience

Our dispensaries are conveniently located across northern Illinois. Convenient, comfortable, inviting, secure and private, our dispensaries are designed to help you truly live.

Midwest Compassion Center
1335 Lakeside Drive
Suite 301
Romeoville, IL 60446
United States

PharmaCannis Evanston
1804 Maple Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

PharmaCannis North Aurora
161 South Lincolnway
Suite 301
North Aurora, IL 60542
United States

PharmaCannis Ottawa
4104 North Columbus Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
United States

Verilife Arlington Heights
1816 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
United States

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OPIOID DEPENDENCE CAN HAPPEN IN JUST 5 DAYS
130
EVERYDAY 130 AMERICANS DIE AFTER OVERDOSING ON OPIOIDS
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No one has ever died from a cannabis overdose

How it works:

If you have a current prescription for an opioid, or you could be prescribed an opioid-based on generally accepted standards of care, you could qualify for medical cannabis. To begin, you must:

  • Be 21 or older
  • Have an in-person visit with your physician (who is registered with the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) Opioid Alternative Pilot Program (OAPP)

After your in-person visit, your physician will need to submit information to the Illinois Department of Health about your qualification for enrollment and your diagnosis. Once your physician has provided the necessary information to the state you are ready to enroll in OAPP.

Registration for the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program can only be completed online. You will need:
  • Valid email address
  • IL Drivers Licence or State ID (Cannot be a Commercial Drivers License or School Bus Permit)
  • Electronic proof of address documentation
  • An electronic passport style photograph
  • Designate PharmaCannis as your dispensary
  • Credit or debit card for $10 co-payment for each 90-day registration

Once your physician has completed your online certification, and you submit your online application with your co-pay you will receive an auto-generated email with a 90-day OAPP medical cannabis card. This will provide you with immediate access to visit PharmaCannis and make a purchase.

If after 90 days you still qualify for the OAPP you will need to re-enroll.

What you need to re-enroll in the program:

  • In-person office visit with your physician
  • New physician certification submitted online by your doctor that is registered with the Illinois Department of Health Opioid Alternative Pilot Program
  • Updated registration and $10 co-payment
Frequently Asked Questions

Once your physician submits your patient certification and you complete your online application you will receive an auto-generated email with a 90-day OAPP medical cannabis card. This will provide you with immediate access to visit PharmaCannis.

 

You should always have an open and honest conversation with your physician. If your doctor does not wish to register and participate, ask him or her for a referral of a physician that is registered to participate.

Our Call Center is available at (888) 493-6066 Monday-Friday 8am-4:30 pm CST to assist. Assistance is also available through the state of Illinois certified local health departments.

 

No. You will receive an email with your OAPP card that you can print and take to PharmaCannis and make a purchase. You can also present the email from the IDPH with your card.

No. You can only participate in one program. Patients with a qualifying debilitating condition may choose to enroll in the traditional MCPP.

There are no separate provisions for the Opioid Alternative program for Veterans. We encourage you to establish a relationship with a registered physician to be able to submit an application. Federal physicians are not able to participate.

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Have Questions? We've Got Answers

No matter your level of comfort or knowledge of medical cannabis, we can help answer your questions. Our friendly patient care representatives are happy to talk.

Our hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

888-493-6066

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Did you know that most medical marijuana information is state-specific? We have dispensaries in each of the above states, along with state-specific resources for patients. For the best experience, please select a state.