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Title:Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee
Meeting Information:

​The Committee shall meet at least twice annually. 

Contact Name:Allison Nickrent
Contact Title:Legislative Liaison, Department of Public Health
Contact Phone:217-785-4650
Contact E-Mail:Allison.Nickrent@Illinois.gov
Function:The Committee shall discuss and monitor changes in drug use data in Illinois and the emerging science and medical information relevant to the health effects associated with cannabis use and may provide recommendations to the Department of Human Services about public health awareness campaigns and messages.
Term:The Committee shall provide a report by September 30, 2021, and every year thereafter, to the General Assembly. The Department of Public Health shall make the report available on its website.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:The Committee shall represent the geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity of the State
Composition:The Committee shall include the following members appointed by the Governor: (1) The Director of Public Health, or his or her designee, who shall serve as the Chairperson; (2) The Secretary of Human Services, or his or her designee, who shall serve as the Co-Chairperson; (3) A representative of the poison control center; (4) A pharmacologist; (5) A pulmonologist; (6) An emergency room physician; (7) An emergency medical technician, paramedic, or other first responder; (8) A nurse practicing in a school-based setting; (9) A psychologist; (10) A neonatologist; (11) An obstetrician-gynecologist; (12) A drug epidemiologist; (13) A medical toxicologist; (14) An addiction psychiatrist; (15) A pediatrician; (16) A representative of a statewide professional public health organization; (17) A representative of a statewide hospital/health system association; (18) An individual registered as a patient in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program; (19) An individual registered as a caregiver in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program; (20) A representative of an organization focusing on cannabis-related policy; (21) A representative of an organization focusing on the civil liberties of individuals who reside in Illinois; (22) A representative of the criminal defense or civil aid community of attorneys serving Disproportionately Impacted Areas; A representative of licensed cannabis business establishments; (24) A Social Equity Applicant (25) A representative of a statewide community-based substance use disorder treatment provider association. (26) A representative of a statewide community-based mental health treatment provider association. (27) A representative of a community-based substance use disorder treatment provider. (28) A representative of a community-based mental health treatment provider. (29) A substance use disorder treatment patient representative. (30) A mental health treatment patient representative
Chair:Director of Public Health, or their designee and the Director of Human Services, or their designee shall serve as co-Chairpersons
Authority:P.A. 101-0593

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Aks, Steven7/10/2020GovernorMemberMedical ToxicologistCook
Andre, Joshua7/10/2020GovernorMemberA substance use disorder treatment patient representativeLake
Brace, Carmen7/10/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of an Organization Focusing on Cannabis-related PolicyDuPage
Champion, James R.7/10/2020GovernorMemberIndividual Registered as a Patient in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot ProgramLaSalle
Clarke, Lois7/10/2020GovernorMemberEmergency Room PhysicianCook
DesLauriers, Carol7/10/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of a Poison Control CenterCook
Ezike, Ngozi7/10/2020GovernorChairDirector of Public Health, or their designeeCook
Franco-Payne, Esther7/10/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of the Criminal Defense or Civil Aid Community of Attorneys Serving Disproportionately Impacted AreasCook
Franklin, John8/25/2020GovernorMemberAddiction PsychiatristCook
Goldberg, Kelly Judge7/10/2020GovernorMemberIndividual Registered as a Caregiver in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot ProgramLake
Hou, Grace7/10/2020GovernorCo-ChairSecretary of Human Services, or their designeeCook
Howieson, Timothy Luke7/10/2020GovernorMemberEmergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or other First ResponderDeKalb
Hughes, Tom9/21/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of a Statewide Professional Public Health OrganizationMenard
Jacome, Marco E.7/10/2020GovernorMemberA representative of a community-based mental health treatment providerCook
Krane, Kristopher7/10/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of Licensed Cannabis Business EstablishmentsCook
Lindsey, Marvin7/10/2020GovernorMemberA representative of a statewide community-based mental health treatment provider associationSangamon
Madura, Karen7/10/2020GovernorMemberNurse Practicing in a School-Based SettingKane
Marcus, Zachary Alessandro7/10/2020GovernorMemberPediatricianCook
Nelson, LaTasha7/10/2020GovernorMemberObstetrician-GynecologistCook
Powell, Jordan7/10/2020GovernorMemberRepresentative of a Statewide Hospital/Health System AssociationSangamon
Rajaram, Priyanka7/10/2020GovernorMemberPulmonologistCook
Ramirez, Nestor A.7/10/2020GovernorMemberNeonatologistChampaign
Rodriguez, Julie A.7/10/2020GovernorMemberA representative of a community-based substance use disorder treatment providerCook
Rynn, Kevin O.7/10/2020GovernorMemberPharmacologistWinnebago
Tan, Marcia7/10/2020GovernorMemberDrug EpidemiologistCook
Tyler, Henry L.7/10/2020GovernorMemberA mental health treatment patient representative
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresentative of an Organization Focusing on the Civil Liberties of Individuals who Reside in Illinois
VACANTGovernorMemberSocial Equity Applicant
VACANTMemberA representative of a statewide community-based mental health treatment provider association
VACANTGovernorMemberA representative of a community-based substance use disorder treatment provider
VACANTGovernorMemberA representative of a statewide community-based substance use disorder treatment provider associationNone
VACANTGovernorMemberA mental health treatment patient representative
Weems, Sharon Coleman7/10/2020GovernorMemberPsychologistCook