Confidence in Cannabiz is partnering with Last Prisoner Project (LPP), a social advocacy group determined to set right the injustices committed against those currently imprisoned from the cannabis community due to the ineffective "War on Drugs". A portion of the total Confidence in Cannabiz membership dues each month will go straight to Last Prisoner Project to help a relevant timely mission!
In their own words, LPP is "a coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry." Their supporters include actor Jim Belushi (According to Jim, K-9) as well as Damian and Stephen Marley, sons of reggae legend (and cannabis advocate) Bob Marley.
Raising Our Voices
With this partnership, Confidence in Cannabiz will add its members' voices to those advocating for social equity in cannabis legislation. Too many people have been in jail for too long for the simple crime of possessing small amounts of cannabis. Decriminalization is not enough; we have to set right the injustices committed against those who sit in jail for what we take for granted today.
Together, Confidence in Cannabiz and Last Prisoner Project will communicate with prisoners who are currently incarcerated to let them know they are not alone, and someone on the outside is speaking on their behalf. This is no easy task - Each prison has different rules regarding prisoners and mail. Some only get photocopies of what they're sent. Others don't get any mail at all. LPP researches each prison's policies to make sure these prisoners receive even small things like Christmas cards.
Confidence in Cannabiz will also support Last Prisoner Project's three main goals:
- Clemency: working to release individuals incarcerated for non-violent marijuana crimes
- Re-entry: provide training and resources to help those released to rebuild their lives and be supported by their communities
- Advocacy: LPP is seizing on the current momentum surrounding criminal justice reform to promote legislation that ensures that all cannabis prisoners walk free, as well as supporting resentencing and retrial efforts for the most egregious cannabis sentences
For more information on Last Prisoner Project, you can visit their website or follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Know that when you join our membership community, you are immediately helping to support those still in jail for cannabis crimes. Join us and begin to make a difference today!