Part 2 of 2 : Community Responses to Cannabis Legalization : The Illinois Experience

The Great Lakes PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

This is the second of a two-part  webinar series on community response to cannabis legalization.

To register for Part 1 of this series use this link: Community Responses to Cannabis Legalization 


The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act went into effect on January 1, 2020, making retail cannabis sales legal in Illinois. In this webinar, we will describe the main features of the legislation, provide a snapshot of the current cannabis landscape in Illinois, and highlight some of the ways the state’s prevention system and local communities are responding.



Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize basic information about the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act that went into effect on January 1, 2020.
  • Understand how the State of Illinois uses prevention funds that come back into communities from cannabis taxes.
  • Describe Illinois prevention strategies addressing cannabis.



Jake Levinson

Jake Levinson joined Prevention First in 2019. Jake’s areas of expertise include planning and implementing youth prevention education; school-based communication campaigns; coordinating community coalitions; engaging stakeholders in community assessment and data analysis; and grants management. Jake earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Education.

Brandi Young

Brandi Young is the Program Administrator for Prevention First’s Cannabis Policy Resource Center.  Brandi has over a decade of experience in social services and project management.  Brandi’s areas of specialization include, substance use prevention planning and implementation, suicide prevention and awareness education and training, and facilitating community action.  Brandi is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, a wife, and a mom to four amazing young adults.  She enjoys reading, music, and spending time with her family, including a small zoo of foster fails turned pets.“
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali



Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the training in full.   

Starts: Nov. 9, 2021 9:30 am
Ends: Nov. 9, 2021 10:30 am
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