Today marks the launch of the Last Prisoner Project (LPP),an advocacy organization made up of cannabis industry leaders, executives and artists dedicated to making sure that every victimless cannabis prisoner is released, welcomed home and supported by their community. The launch coincides with National Expungement Week (September 21-28). LPP is focusing its efforts on:
Clemency and Expungement: working to release individuals incarcerated for non-violent marijuana crimes through its Cannabis Clemency Program and also to provide a clean slate for those individuals whose lives have been negatively affected by a marijuana offense on their record through expungement initiatives.
Re-entry Programs: helping to rebuild lives through vocational training, occupational education programs and other resources for those previously and currently incarcerated individuals who are disadvantaged by a criminal record.
Advocacy: LPP will provide legal representation for the most egregious cases of cannabis criminalization, both in the hopes of securing relief for imprisoned individuals, as well as shining a light on the devastating effects of the current unjust criminal penalties for cannabis around the world.