Social Equity

R3 Grants in Illinois

R3 Program & Grants in Illinois

R3 Program & Grants in Illinois The R3 Program gives Grants in Illinois were created as a way to right some of the wrongs of the War on Drugs. It has recently been announced that, as of May 19, 2020, Illinois allotted $31.5 million in tax revenue for the R3 program. If you are a …

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How to Run a Cannabis Co-op Chicago Cannabis Company

How to Run a Cannabis Co-Op

How to Run a Cannabis Co-op “How to run a cannabis co-op?” is a great question to ask yourself if you’re interested in a more equitable model of running your cannabis business. Cannabis cooperatives and collectives are gaining popularity – and for good reason! They’re worker-owned, equity-focused, and champion cooperation and collaboration which usually yields …

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Cannabis Social Equity The Cannabis Alliance

Social Equity and Changing the Stigma

How to Make the Cannabis Industry Stronger Social equity in the cannabis industry is an absolute necessity when developing legislation. The cannabis industry is still in its nascent stage which is why it’s important to challenge any wrong doings now. This week we were joined by Caitlein Ryan and Kristin Baldwin from The Cannabis Alliance …

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Black-Owned Dispensaries

Black Owned Dispensaries

Supporting Black-Owned Dispensaries Black-owned dispensaries and businesses need support because it’s obvious – the cannabis industry is disproportionately run by white people. According to BuzzFeed, in 2016 of the 3,600 dispensaries only 1% were owned by Black folk. If legislation doesn’t give black and brown people a fair chance to own a cannabis business (though …

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Illinois Women in Cannabis

Illinois Women in Cannabis

Diversity in the Cannabis Space Illinois Women in Cannabis is an organization dedicated to connecting, educating, and supporting diversity in the cannabis industry. According to MJBizDaily, 37% of senior-level jobs at cannabis businesses are held by women which is 43% higher than the national average of 21% for all businesses in America. This week Tom …

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