​​Prop 64 Advisory Group​

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On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64 (Prop 64) was passed by voters allowing adults, aged 21 years or older, to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Prop 64 created two new taxes; the revenues of which are deposited into the California Cannabis Tax Fund. Current law allocates, after other specified disbursements, 60 percent of the remaining California Cannabis Tax Fund be deposited into the Youth Education Prevention, Early Intervention and Treatment Account (YEPEITA).  Funds will be disbursed to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for youth programs aimed to educate and prevent harm from a substance use disorder.
From the passing of Prop 64, DHCS has established the Prop 64 Advisory Group. The purpose of the Prop 64 Advisory Group is to share emerging trends in youth substance use, make recommendations to DHCS on best practices for youth substance prevention, and provide feedback on YEPEITA-funded program assessment, implementation and evaluation.
Membership of the Prop 64 Advisory Group is limited to ensure a productive discussion environment; however, all meetings are open to the public. Participation in any of the following would qualify as ineligible for membership:
  1. Applying for any contract or grant funded, in whole or in part, by the YEPEITA account; and
  2. Receiving any financial benefit, including compensation, from any contract or grant funded, in whole or in part, by the YEPEITA account.

Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program Partners Cohort 1 (2020-2022)

See the list of awarded organizations

Request for Application (RFA)

DHCS is seeking qualified applicants to implement the Youth SUD Prevention Program. The goal of this program is to increase youth understanding of substance use disorder, reduce community and individual stigma of use and treatment, increase recognition of the chronic nature of the disease of addiction, and build substance use disorder prevention education into community outreach services. The RFA and Scope of Work is available below for review.

Request for Application

Exhibit A – Scope of Work

Exhibit B – Price Quote Template

 Meeting Information 

Next Meeting

November 6, 2020

Time: 10am - 3:30pm (PST)

WebEx link:


Meeting number: 145 112 0069

Password: WqaXN3MTW38

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 145 112 0069


Meeting Materials

June 30, 2020 Meeting

March 24, 2020 Meeting:

August 29, 2019 Meeting:

October 31, 2019 Meeting:

December 6, 2019 Meeting

​Member List

John de Miranda, National Association on Alcohol, Drugs and Disability, Faces and Voices of Recovery
Joseph Eberstein, Center for Community Research, Inc.
Laura R. Mata Lopez, Lifelong Medical Care, Center for Recovery and Empowerment
Martin D. Martinez III, Tribal Member, Mendocino County Behavioral Health Advisory Board
Dr. Seth Ammerman, Alliance Medical Center
Lynn D. Silver, Public Health Institute
Dr. Timmen L. Cermak, California Society of Addiction Medicine
Ruben Cantu, Prevention Institute
Jim Keddy, Youth Forward
Bonnie Midura, The California Endowment
Paula Wilhelm, County Behavioral Health Director’s Association
Veronica Lewis, Special Services for Groups, Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System
Taylor Schooley, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Division of Youth Diversion & Development
Jevon Wilkes, California Coalition for Youth
Amanda McAllister-Wallner, LGBTQ Health and Human Services, Health Access
Reyes Diaz, Principal Consultant, Senate Committee on Health
Judy Babcock, Senior Consultant, Assembly Committee on Health
Agnes Lee, Health Policy Consultant, Assembly Speaker’s Office
Marjorie Swartz, Policy Consultant, Senate President Pro Tempore’s Office

Contact Us

Please direct your comments, suggestions, or questions regarding the Prop 64 Advisory Group to: ​DHCSProp64@dhcs.ca.gov




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