His West Side shop sells homemade hemp and CBD creams and cooking spices, as well as oils, gummies and other edibles with a goal of getting black people to join in on the looming recreational pot gold rush.

Former State Senator Rickey Hendon recently opened a West Side shop selling his homemade hemp and CBD creams and cooking spices, as well as oils, gummies and other edibles—and distributing his music.

The opening of the store, CBD Chicago at 2946 W. Madison, last month is the first step in the colorful ex-pol’s plans for a suite of pot-based enterprises, including a dispensary and a restaurant in the same building.

Hendon, 65, is licensed to make CBD and hemp products, and he plans to apply for licenses to sell cannabis this fall.

The restaurant is contingent upon the acquisition of state cannabis licenses and the city’s allowance of public consumption of cannabis.