CHICAGO - After two years of legal cannabis in Illinois, the first local Black-owned brand is hitting dispensary shelves.
Musician and activist Vic Mensa is co-owner of the brand of pre-rolled joints called 93 Boyz.
Mensa said his legal cannabis brand is an effort to undo some damage done during the war on drugs.
"We're donating a part of our proceeds to our community. The community most impacted by the war on drugs. The way we're launching it with a program called 'Books before Bars," said Mensa.
'Books before Bars' sends books to incarcerated people.