Technical Assistance Workshops


Technical Assistance Workshops

DCEO has partnered with UIC John Marshal Law School’s Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic, Chicago NORML, Oakton Community College, The Trep School, and Women’s Business Development Center to provide Technical Assistance to social equity applicants. 


Chicago NORML (online videos)

Chicago NORML has a series of 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:


Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is offering webinars in the summer and the fall for those interested in applying for a dispensary license.  For more information, please visit:


The Trep School

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. 

They are currently offering SEA Networking webinars to connect with other SEAs around the state.  To register, please visit:


Women’s Business Development Center

Women’s Business Development Center will be offering a webinar on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 1p – 2p on Banking in Cannabis.  

To register, please visit: