An afternoon of professional collaboration over cannabis consumption 

We appreciate all of the Grown In readers and canna-collaborators who joined us December 7 at Okay! Cannabis in Wheeling for our four-year anniversary soiree. 

A diverse mix of industry operators from Ascend Wellness Holdings, Cresco Labs and several social equity startups joined venture capitalists, founders from ancillary organizations and others for an afternoon that modeled how cannabis (rather than alcohol) can elevate professional dialogue in the industry. 

Here are a few images from the day at Okay’s suburban Chicago Wheeling location. We appreciate Okay’s accommodations – and progressive business plan to integrate cannabis retail with hospitality – and look forward to their Evanston location to open up in early 2024.

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Brad Spirrison is a journalist, serial entrepreneur and media ecologist. He lives in Chicago with his son. Interests include music, meditation and Miles Davis.