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Technical Assistance for Social Equity Applicants

DCEO has procured assistance from community-based organizations and education institutions to develop and implement technical assistance programs including virtual events, videos and workshops to assist social equity applicants in their quest to procure and retain a cannabis business license in Illinois. This technical assistance is critical for ensuring equitable representation of small and diverse businesses and entrepreneurs in the emerging cannabis industry.

Upcoming Events

CannaTrep Industry Q&A (
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 6:45pm-7:45pm CT

  • Join this Q&A to get your industry questions answered from legislation to licensing applications

June 21, 2023, CannaTrep Cannabis Justice Roundtable

  • Learn from BIPOC attorneys leading Illinois cannabis justice initiatives and making history along the way

June 30, 2023, CannaTrep Podcast Launch & Listen
 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

  • Tune in and celebrate the launch of The CannaTrep Podcast to find out how we will continue to help people get going and start growing in the cannabis industry¬†