Cooperative Cannabis Company
Chicago Cannabis Company
Working for Chicago Cannabis Company (CCC) is a unique experience, and the way the company operates may feel unfamiliar to individuals who have been employees. Due to the company operating as a worker-owned cooperative, there are certain principles which all members share, regardless of their positions within the company.
There is not a task too important or minuscule for anyone in the company. This requires a get-it-done mindset, knowing that our collective contribution as owners, not employees, will benefit the cooperative and thus everyone involved. To that end, workers have the potential to receive a wide variety of experience, take initiative, and practice ingenuity at all levels of the business.
Building Equity Through Worker-Ownership
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. To build an inclusive, equitable company, the Members agree to uphold the following principles and practices in their business:
- At least 50% of the Members of CCC shall be persons from one of the groups described below: Part of CCC’s mission is to provide opportunities to individuals from historically disadvantaged groups. To accomplish this, CCC shall strive towards having 50% of its members be individuals that are Equity Applicants, Individuals from Disproportionately Impacted Areas, and Socially or Economically disadvantaged communities.
Introduction to Cooperative Principles
Can the cooperative model be applied to the cannabis industry? We think so. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. Cooperative businesses exist to meet their members' needs; they are user-owned, user-controlled, and user-benefiting.
In a worker cooperative model, worker members invest in and own the business together. Workers own the business and they participate in its financial success on the basis of their labor contribution to the cooperative. In a worker cooperative, capital and resources are raised by the worker cooperative members themselves. Decision-making is democratic, adhering to the principle of one-member one-vote.
We are currently recruiting potential candidates for membership, prioritizing equity applicants.
If you have skills or resources that could help us grow the company, and you are interested in joining us, fill out our form by following the link below and we will follow up with you promptly.