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Prop 64 Advisory Group

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.
Applications for membership to the Prop 64 Advisory Group were published on June 4, 2019 and were due by June 21, 2019. 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.

Request for Application (RFA)

DHCS is seeking qualified applicants to implement the Youth SUD Prevention Program. The goal of this program is to support SUD prevention, education, and early intervention start-up activities and/or enhancement efforts throughout urban and rural areas across the state.  The RFA and Scope of Work available for review below.

Request for Application

Exhibit A - Scope of Work

Exhibit B - Price Quote Template


Meeting Information 

Next Meeting

Thursday, August 29, 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1700 K Street, 1st Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

Conference Call: TBD 

Upcoming Meetings

Please visit this webpage for information regarding upcoming meetings.

​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
Briana Zweifler, National Center for Youth Law
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

Contact Us

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