Technical Assistance Workshops


Technical Assistance Workshops


DCEO has partnered with UIC John Marshal Law School’s Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic, Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CBAI), Chicago NORML, Oakton Community College, and the Trep School to provide Technical Assistance to social equity applicants. 


Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CBAI)

DCEO and CBAI will be hosting Social Equity Cannabis Webinars. To register for any of the webinars listed below, please visit: and select the date and time you want to attend. DCEO will email you the webinar link information the night before the event.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (2 webinars on this date)


Chicago NORML (online videos)

Offering online videos regarding Staff Planning & Employment Practices, Legal Compliance, Tax Planning & Compliance, Cannabis Industry Education & Best Practices, and Diversity Planning & Community Engagement. For more information and to register, please visit:


The Trep School 

Is offering one-on-one sessions via video-conference and phone. To register for a phone or video-conference one-on-one session please either email or call 217-497-9227. Please note, the one-on-one sessions are limited to social equity applicants only. The Trep School will request proof of social equity applicant status before the one-on-one session.