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Amanda Gettes, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives

(773) 291-6245
10001 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60628
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Cannabis community outreach and partnerships

Cannabis Advisory Council

The mission of the Cannabis Studies program at City Colleges of Chicago is to educate the future workforce, activists, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the Illinois cannabis industry and empower individuals who have been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through restorative justice.​​​

Meeting monthly, our council advises and guides our curriculum, equipment purchases, and future program growth.                                     

Partners include:                                   
Cabrini Green Legal Aid                                    
Chicago NRML                                    
Chicago State University                                    
Chronic Tribune newspaper                                    
City of Chicago Mayor's Office                                    
Cresco Labs                                    
Elevated Education                                    
Gromentum Lab                         
Grow Greater Englewood                                    
Illinois Equity Staffing                                    
Local 881 UFCW                                    
Minority Cannabis Business Association                                    
Super Critical LLC                             
Team Human Cultivation                                 
​​​​​Illinois Women in Cannabis​​​​​
OHC BHM/Social Equity Panel Video:      
"Increase of Black Male Inclusion in IL Cannabis Industry"                 
Are you a budding entrepreneur or an industry expert? Become part of the conversation today and join our Advisory Council!

Social Equity Inclusion Plan opportunities

A​​re you an Early Approval Adult-Use License holder and need to develop a Social Equity Inclusion plan by March 17, 2021?                                       
Olive-Harvey College would like to be your community college in which you donate to our cannabis industry education program!                                        
Benefits to our program:                                      
  • Applied to be one of the 8 community colleges to offer a “Career in Cannabis” certificate from the State of Illinois
  • Community need and engagement
  • Industry experts guiding our curriculum
  • Engaged Advisory Council
  • State of the art equipment
View Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)​
Learn About Careers in Cannabis - Illinois Equity Staffing​                        
Contact us today to learn more about our tiered donation opportunities