CHICAGO (CBS) – A local cannabis company is offering classes to help people who want to get into the industry.
Cresco Labs is opening the Illinois Cannabis Education Center near Clark and Grace streets in Lakeview.READ MORE: Chicago Has 'Formally Passed The Omicron Peak' As New COVID-19 Infections Decline, Hospitalizations Level Off, Top Doc Says
“What it’ll be able to provide is a fully retrofitted dispensary, state-approved, and the only thing that’s not there is cannabis,” said Chimaobi Envia, Executive VP of Social Equity & Educational Development
The center is the first of its kind. They will teach people how to operate a marijuana business — especially people negatively impacted by the war on drugs.READ MORE: No Changes To Chicago Travel Advisory; Every State Remains On The List For 3rd Week In A Row
The center will also be a venue for community organizations and expungement events.
It will open early next year.MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Killed, Five Other Juveniles Wounded In Trio Of Shootings In Chicago On Tuesday