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Business Support and Outreach

The Coalition works to ensure cannabis businesses in Illinois benefit the communities most impacted by prohibition, and support entrepreneurs in achieving their business goals.

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Starting a Cannabis Business

The Coalition is committed to ensuring our community members can build generational wealth in this industry. Coalition members have lots of experience in the cannabis industry, and can support you to make your business dreams a reality!

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Community Benefits Agreement

The Coalition organized the nation’s first community benefits agreement in the cannabis industry. To support our communities organize campaigns across the State, we created a toolkit to guide through the process.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

It is more important than ever before that businesses do right by their customers and community, especially cannabis companies. The Coalition can support your business and develop a CSR plan that benefits everyone.

Nature’s Care Company

In March of 2020, Nature’s Care signed the first-of-its-kind Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition (CEIC) and the ColaGroup. The purpose of Nature’s Care agreements with Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition and ColaGroup is to advocate and support disproportionately impacted individuals, to reinvest in our communities and to enact positive change. Not only do we believe in the beneficial properties of the plant, but we also believe the industry can provide the community and state with much economic gain.