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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.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Black Women Behind Wicker Park Dispensary Also Opening Shop In Former South Loop Dinner Theater

Sisters Loretta and Priscilla Foster are teaming up with former Dispensary 33 owners to bring weed to the Wabash Avenue corridor.

South Loop

Pot Shops Now Allowed In Most Of Downtown After City Council Changes Rules

The old rules saw the city lose out on businesses and tax revenue during the first round of dispensary licensing, Lightfoot's cannabis advisor said.


New Weed Law Will Bring More Black And Brown Entrepreneurs Into The Fold — And More Dispensaries To South And West Sides, Applicants Hope

Under the bill, passed by the state General Assembly over the weekend, 190 dispensary licenses will be awarded, with a focus on social equity applicants.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Battling For Months, 2 Rival Weed Shops Score Licenses To Open On Same West Loop Block

The West Loop will soon have three pot shops on Randolph after state regulators awarded a license to two companies on the same day, effectively sidestepping the cannabis law.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Weed Dispensary Wants To Open In The Gold Coast, But Neighbors And Bar Owners Say It’s A Bad Fit For The Neighborhood

The Zoning Board of Appeals will consider a permit request for the dispensary Friday.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Weed Dispensary Planned For Old Bucktown Emissions Testing Site Aims To Put The ‘Park Back In Parking Lot’

Once the center of a traffic nightmare, a developer aims to swap parking at the Webster Avenue facility for new trees.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

New Weed Shop Opening On … Where Else? Chicago’s Weed Street

Windy City Cannabis will open its first dispensary in the city on the conveniently named street on Wednesday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Cresco Labs Weed Dispensary Workers Become First In State To Unionize

Sunnyside workers moved to unionize because they said the company failed to adequately address their concerns about coronavirus.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Aldermen Want More Time For Residents To Force A Ban On Weed Dispensaries In Some Neighborhoods

Two Gold Coast aldermen say it's been difficult for neighbors to gather signatures to create restricted weed zones during the state's stay at home order.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

In Rush To Open Pot Shops In West Loop, This Dispensary Takes Alderman’s Advice — And Hires A Black Partner

Gené Moreno, managing director at the Turner Group, has joined Dispensary33 as an equity partner. The company now hopes to open a new dispensary on Randolph.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

7 Weed Dispensaries And Farms Are On Ice For Now Amid Stay At Home Order

Weed businesses in need of a zoning change have been delayed as aldermen say it's been difficult to gather feedback because of coronavirus restrictions.

Back of the Yards

Third Weed Dispensary Wants To Open On Randolph — Across The Street From Another Planned Pot Shop

Dispensary 33 will pitch plans to West Loop neighbors at a virtual meeting on Zoom Monday night.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Illinois Weed Sales Show No Sign Of Slowing Down: $37 Million In April Despite Pandemic

Most dispensaries have restricted sales to online orders, but the state still saw its highest monthly sales total since January, the month weed went legal in Illinois.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

State Delays Awarding 75 Weed Dispensary Licenses Promised To Increase Minority Ownership

The licenses aimed at prioritizing social equity owners in an industry dominated by white men won't be doled out May 1 as planned.


Cresco Labs Weed Workers Push To Unionize: It’s ‘Physically Impossible’ To Social Distance In Shops, Budtenders Say

In one case, a shop manager said wearing a mask could lead to increased risk of contracting coronavirus, an email shows.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Cresco Labs, MOCA Score Coveted Licenses To Open Weed Shops In River North

The state surprised by issuing two licenses for dispensaries at 436 N. Clark St. and 216 W. Ohio St. Friday.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

2 Indoor Weed Farms Proposed On South Side As Midway Dispensary Moves To Expand

If approved, the indoor weed farms proposed in Auburn Gresham and Park Manor could compete with another facility being pitched near Pullman.

Midway, West Lawn

Indoor Weed Farm Planned Near Pullman Gets Key City Approval

Developer Leon Walker is seeking a social-equity applicant to operate the indoor weed farm.

Roseland, Pullman

Plan For Weed Shop Near Au Cheval Worries Some Neighbors On Already-Crowded Strip

Neighbors worry folks lining up to get weed will cause problems for the popular West Loop restaurants on the block, some of which are known for two-hour waits and lines out the door.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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