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    Presented by Grassroots

    How the Cannabis Industry is Changing the Economy

    Now that one in four Americans live where marijuana is legal, these experts in the business of cannabis talk about the impact the new industry will have on our lives.

    Hope Wiseman
    Founder, Mary & Main
    Ryan Crane
    Founder & CEO, Tempo
    Joanne Caceres
    Cannabis Law Attorney, Dentons
    Mitchell Kahn
    Founder & CEO, Grassroots Cannabis
    Al Harrington
    Co-Founder, Viola; Former NBA player
    Bob Morgan
    Illinois State Representative, 58th District

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    Your impact checklist

    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Check out Hope Wiseman's coaching and advisory services for the inside track on building a foundation for success in the cannabis industry.
    • Spend some time volunteering with Illinois Women in Cannabis, an organization that places women of diverse backgrounds in leadership positions within the medical cannabis industry.
    • Donate to The Hood Incubator, a nonprofit organization that helps communities of color that have been negatively impacted by the War on Drugs.
    • Explore opportunities with the Coalition for A Safer Illinois as they work toward sensible drug policies by partnering with well-known charitable organizations to do it.
    • Check out these resources, developed by Dentons, that tell you everything you should know about marijuana possession, expungement of former marijuana related crimes, and information on how to achieve equity inside and outside the industry.
    Conversation

    Idea: Who pays to be high?

    A Conversation about the business of cannabis.

    Hope Wiseman
    Founder, Mary & Main
    Ryan Crane
    Founder & CEO, Tempo
    Joanne Caceres
    Cannabis Law Attorney, Dentons
    Mitchell Kahn
    Founder & CEO, Grassroots Cannabis
    Al Harrington
    Co-Founder, Viola; Former NBA player
    Bob Morgan
    Illinois State Representative, 58th District

    Now that 10 states (including Illinois) have legalized weed for recreational use, repercussions are reverberating across the nation. Who will this affect? What communities will bear the brunt—and benefit—of change? What are the potential implications in a world where marijuana is used as commonly as alcohol? In this Conversation, we’re digging to the roots of the business of cannabis.

    This Conversation is presented by Grassroots with media support from Chicago Reader.