Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee

Board and Commission Details

Meeting Information

‚ÄčThe 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

410 ILCS 705/5-25


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Ezike, Ngozi 07/10/2020 Governor Chair Director of Public Health, or their designee Cook
Quintero, Dulce 07/10/2020 Governor Co-Chair Secretary of Human Services, or their designee Cook
DesLauriers, Carol 07/10/2020 Governor Member Representative of a Poison Control Center Cook
Rynn, Kevin O. 07/10/2020 Governor Member Pharmacologist Winnebago
Rajaram, Priyanka 07/10/2020 Governor Member Pulmonologist Cook
Clarke, Lois 07/10/2020 Governor Member Emergency Room Physician Cook
Howieson, Timothy Luke 07/10/2020 Governor Member Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or other First Responder DeKalb
Madura, Karen 07/10/2020 Governor Member Nurse Practicing in a School-Based Setting Kane
Weems, Sharon Coleman 07/10/2020 Governor Member Psychologist Cook
Ramirez, Nestor A. 07/10/2020 Governor Member Neonatologist Champaign
Nelson, LaTasha 07/10/2020 Governor Member Obstetrician-Gynecologist Cook
Tan, Marcia 07/10/2020 Governor Member Drug Epidemiologist Cook
Aks, Steven 07/10/2020 Governor Member Medical Toxicologist Cook
Franklin, John 08/25/2020 Governor Member Addiction Psychiatrist Cook
Marcus, Zachary Alessandro 07/10/2020 Governor Member Pediatrician Cook
Hughes, Tom 09/21/2020 Governor Member Representative of a Statewide Professional Public Health Organization Menard
Powell, Jordan 07/10/2020 Governor Member Representative of a Statewide Hospital/Health System Association Sangamon
Champion, James R. 07/10/2020 Governor Member Individual Registered as a Patient in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program DuPage
Goldberg, Kelly Judge 07/10/2020 Governor Member Individual Registered as a Caregiver in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Lake
Brace, Carmen 07/10/2020 Governor Member Representative of an Organization Focusing on Cannabis-related Policy DuPage
VACANT Governor Member Representative of an Organization Focusing on the Civil Liberties of Individuals who Reside in Illinois
Franco-Payne, Esther 07/10/2020 Governor Member Representative of the Criminal Defense or Civil Aid Community of Attorneys Serving Disproportionately Impacted Areas Cook
Krane, Kristopher 07/10/2020 Governor Member Representative of Licensed Cannabis Business Establishments Cook
VACANT Governor Member Social Equity Applicant
Lindsey, Marvin 07/10/2020 Governor Member A representative of a statewide community-based mental health treatment provider association Sangamon
VACANT Member A representative of a statewide community-based mental health treatment provider association
VACANT Governor Member A representative of a community-based substance use disorder treatment provider
VACANT Governor Member A representative of a statewide community-based substance use disorder treatment provider association
Rodriguez, Julie A. 07/10/2020 Governor Member A representative of a community-based substance use disorder treatment provider Cook
Jacome, Marco E. 07/10/2020 Governor Member A representative of a community-based mental health treatment provider Cook
VACANT Governor Member A substance use disorder treatment patient representative
VACANT Governor Member A mental health treatment patient representative
Tyler, Henry L. 07/10/2020 Governor Member A mental health treatment patient representative Will