- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Rapper Vic Mensa Is Bringing The City’s First Black Weed Brand To Chicago’s Dispensaries
Vic Mensa has launched 93 Boyz, a "premium gas" weed brand aimed at reinvesting in communities hit hardest by marijuana criminalization.
Rainforest Cafe Weed Dispensary Plan Lacks True Equity, Activists Say: We’re ‘Done With Tokenism’
One of the companies behind the dispensary recently tapped former Ald. Terry Peterson, who is Black, as its CEO. But Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change leaders said that's not enough, and asked the dispensary to commit to a community benefits agreement.
Assisted By Dispensary 33, Multiple ‘Green &’ Companies Are Racking Up Weed Dispensary Licenses
State officials announced the winners of the second of three lotteries to issue 185 new dispensary licenses across the state.
West Side Lawmaker-Turned-Cannabis Entrepreneur Snags A Coveted Dispensary License. To Celebrate, He Rolled A Joint
Many of the 55 licenses given out Thursday went to companies aiming to diversify the overwhelmingly white and male cannabis industry. Former state Sen. Rickey Hendon says it's about time.
After Fierce Backlash, Michigan-Based Pot Shop Drops Lawsuit To Block Illinois Cannabis Lottery
The company, Sozo Health, sued after it was excluded from two of the three upcoming lotteries. Critics slammed the company as "rich white guys from out of town" who were ruining the process for more diverse applicants.
New Weed Dispensary Licenses To Boost Black, Brown And Women Owners Proposed Under Compromise Plan
The bill includes up to 115 new dispensary licenses aimed at social equity applicants. But it could face opposition from existing weed firms for regulating when they could relocate their dispensaries.
‘Shameless’ Or Helpful? West Coast Weed Dispensary Is Offering $10,000 To Social-Equity Applicants In Chicago
A company that aims to be the "7/11" of weed wants Chicago social equity applicants to join its venture, but some locals were not pleased.
Dispensary Lottery So White: With No Black Owners In The Mix, Black Caucus Could Move To Stall Weed Sales
Amid the excitement of the city's first recreational dispensary lottery, some wonder if the legalizing weed will truly bring equity for all.