About our Co-op
About Chicago Cannabis Company®
Chicago Cannabis Company was started on Chicago’s south side in 2019 as a worker-owned cooperative. Since our founding, our goal has been to produce high-quality cannabis products as well as strive to establish our company as a source of credible cannabis education. We craft our cannabis products based on our understanding of the whole plant approach, meaning we appreciate all the cannabinoids, aroma and flavor molecules, amino acids, proteins, and oils the plant has to offer.
Worker-Owned: As a worker-owned company, all candidates who are accepted into Chicago Cannabis Company have the potential to become owners of the company. The Members of Chicago Cannabis Company have chosen to form a worker cooperative because they believe that worker cooperatives contribute to a more just society and to more just and healthy workplaces.
Equity-Focused: Our mission is to build an inclusive cannabis cooperative and to provide economic opportunities for small farmers, disadvantaged communities, and Chicago’s neighborhoods that have been negatively impacted by “the war on drugs”. We are working with community organizations whose efforts are aligned with this mission and provide technical assistance and training in Disproportionately Impacted Areas.
Quality First: From developing high-quality products to sourcing from responsible suppliers, we take quality control seriously. We aim to be a good partner that can support Midwest farmers as we grow, providing our customers with high-quality, organically grown, and locally sourced cannabis products.
Cooperation & Collaboration: We bring a collaborative approach to our work. We practice self-management and promote community and local development. We work with other Chicago-based businesses to create unique, one-of-a-kind products.