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#SocialEquityAdvocate is fighting for #CannabisEquity in #Illinois for #SocialEquityApplicants in Adult-Use Recreational under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act.

Illinois Cannabis Social Equity Applicants Press Conference 06-02-2021

#SocialEquity #Cannabis #Illinois Cannabis Social Equity Applicants Press Conference at Macarthur’s Restaurant, a black-owned establishment located on Chicago’s West Side. Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00am. Organized and hosted by Retired Illinois State Senator, Rickey Hendon, Sr.

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Chicago Social Equity Applicants Protest Rally Press Conference 12-17-2020

#SocialEquityAdvocate #SocialEquityApplicant #Cannabis Retired Illinois State Senator Rickey Hendon leads a Black Cannabis Inclusion Activist Protest with Chicago Social Equity Applicants and Community Members at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Featured Social Equity Applicant

LaShawn Burnett • African American Woman

#SocialEquityApplicant #Cannabis #SocialEquityAdvocate LaShawn Burnett, an African American woman, started The Joint LLC with three male friends and applied for an Adult Use Cannabis Dispensary license under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. Listen to her story.

Illinois Revises Marijuana Licenses Process After Complaints

After weeks of protests and claims that Illinois’ process for recreational marijuana licenses is unfair, Gov. JB Pritzker announced the process is changing. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.

Social Equity Applicants In The News

Chicago Social Equity Applicant Rally Press Conference 09-16-2020

#SocialEquityApplicant #Cannabis #SocialEquityAdvocate Retired Illinois State Senator Rickey Hendon leads a rally and press conference at KPMG global headquarters in downtown Chicago, IL USA.

‘Stop the Lottery:' Protesters Demand Changes to Illinois' Cannabis Business License Process

Applicants say Illinois' budding marijuana industry not living up to promise of promoting diversity – Part 1

Applicants say Illinois' budding marijuana industry not living up to promise of promoting diversity – Part 2

Dozens Of Applicant Groups Question State’s Cannabis Equity Policies

Nearly two dozen groups are suing Illinois to keep new cannabis retail licenses from going to “politically connected” companies. Only 21 out of 700 groups qualified for the state’s lottery system to determine who will be allowed to open pot shops.We’ll take a closer look at the state’s cannabis lottery system and why lawmakers say Black and brown business owners are being left behind.

Chicago Social Equity Rights Press Conference

Tue, Feb 23, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Chicago Social Equity Applicants Rally Press Conference

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 10:00 AM