The R3 Program.

n April of 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed and Governor J.B Pritzker signed into law legislation that legalized the purchase and use cannabis for adults 21 and older. Built into cannabis legalization was a program called the Restore, Reinvest and Renew Program, or R3 (previously called Restoring Our Communities (ROC)). The R3 Program drives 25 of cannabis tax revenue to fund grants for violence prevention, reentry, youth development, economic development and civil legal aid services in areas of the state that our objectively found to be acutely suffering from the horrors of violence, bolstered by concentrated disinvestment, identified by their rates of gun injuries, child poverty, unemployment, and incarceration rates.