Registration Open for Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

Individuals looking to register for the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program (OAPP) can now do so on-line through the Illinois Cannabis Tracking System at

The OAPP, which is part of the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (MCPP), was created through the Alternative to Opioids Act of 2018.

The OAPP allows access to medical cannabis for individuals who have or could receive a prescription for opioids as certified by a physician licensed in Illinois.

The Opioid Alternative Pilot Program was designed to provide people with an option to manage their pain.
Opioids can be highly addictive in a very short period of time and this program offers qualifying individuals an alternative.

The first step is for individuals to see their physician.  The patient’s physician must complete a certification using the Illinois Cannabis Tracking System.

After the physician certification, patients will create a user account to register online, at a licensed medical cannabis dispensary, or at a local health department that offers assistance.