Chicago’s First ‘Social Equity’ Cannabis Manufacturer Opens As Industry Diversity Lags

By CHARLIE DE MAR, CBS News on April 28, 2023

When marijuana was legalized more than three years ago in Illinois, state leaders sold it as a chance to repair the harm done to communities of color hit hardest by the War on Drugs.

On Friday, a cannabis company became the first social equity manufacturer in the city to open its doors, but they acknowledge more work still needs to be done to level the playing field. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar had the story.

Before your favorite flavored weed gummy makes it to the dispensary shelf, they are made in a facility like the one owned by Baked Buds. The company just cut the ribbon for the facility on the Near West Side.

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