Mother, Two Sons Open Chicago’s First Black-Owned Cannabis … – Black Enterprise

The Grasshopper Club is more than just a dispensary. It is a Chicago-based, Black-owned business, blazing the trail as the Windy City’s first independent, Black-owned dispensary, ABC 7 Chicago reported.

What started with a family from the South Side and their vision to create a local dispensary beyond merely selling flowers is now serving as a vehicle for a more diverse ecosystem in the industry.

In doing so, the Grasshopper Club represents what’s possible for many people of color looking to break into the majority-white industry. They offer job opportunities and a wide assortment of edibles, smokeable flower, vape pens. and other THC products.

Diane Brewer and her sons, Matthew Brewer and Chuck Brewer, are the masterminds behind the enterprise. Diane handles accounting, Matthew manages the business, and Chuck leads the daily operations. The Grasshopper Club is situated at 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the Logan Square building, which dates back to the early 1920s.

This family affair, rooted in heritage and legacy, comes full circle for Chuck.

Growing up, Chuck found himself on the other side of the law after being arrested several times for marijuana possession.

“For me

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