Category Archives: jail

Every Day, Someone Faces Charges For Cannabis Possession

Cannabis possession accounts for six in every 10 drugs tribunal prosecutions. The police are prosecuting people for the simple possession of cannabis at a rate of one person a day and most are first-time offenders, according to the latest data by the justice ministry. A total of 1,897 people have been brought before the drugs […]

Man Who Served Eight Years For Cannabis Crime Now Part-Owns ‘World’s Largest Commercial Farm’

A man who spent eight years in state prison for selling cannabis in the United States is now a part-owner of one of the largest legal weed farms in the world. In fact, if their own video advertisement is to be believed, it’s ‘technically the largest commercial cannabis farm in the world right now’. However, […]

Weldon Angelos, Once Imprisoned For Cannabis, Is Fighting To Make Sure Others Aren’t

Marijuana arrests trend downward in America. Yet, scores of individuals remain imprisoned for cannabis-related offenses on the federal and state levels. This underscores the ongoing disparity between the drug war and the legalized markets. Weldon Angelos was incarcerated for a non-violent offense. In 2004, he was dealt a mandatory minimum sentence of 55 years spanning […]

New Partnership Makes Names Of Cannabis Prisoners Front And Center

For many, the biggest casualties of the War on Drugs have been those convicted and incarcerated for minor cannabis offenses. To address this social injustice, the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit focused on cannabis criminal justice reform, and Nugg Club, a cannabis subscription box service, have teamed up to keep the names of cannabis prisoners […]

Call For UK Prisons To Trial Free Cannabis To See If It Cuts Drug Deaths

Prisons should trial free cannabis schemes for drug-dependent inmates to ascertain whether it could reduce overdose deaths, bring down violence and help people overcome opioid addiction, a police and crime commissioner has said. The North Wales PCC, Arfon Jones, said that if justice authorities were serious about reducing harms and violence in prisons, “they should […]

Last Prisoner Project to expand operations into six additional U.S. states, receives boost from Greenlane Holdings

“Greenlane recognizes its responsibility to assist in rectifying the inequality and injustice that persists in the cannabis space.” Greenlane Holdings, a global cannabis platform that sells cannabis accessories and owns a suite of cannabis brands, has partnered with the Last Prisoner Project (LPP) on its “Roll It Up For Justice” program. LPP, a nonprofit dedicated […]

6 Ways You Can Support Cannabis Prisoners This Holiday Season

The holidays offer us time to decompress from a hectic year, reconnect with loved ones, reflect on what we’ve lost, celebrate wins, and — perhaps this year more than ever — appreciate what we have. For weed lovers in legal states, it’s both a gift and a privilege to have access to the plant and […]

A Homeless Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For A $20 Marijuana Sale Is Freed After 12 Years

In 2008, Fate Winslow was approached by a plain-clothed undercover police officer in Shreveport, Louisiana, looking for some marijuana. Winslow, recently homeless at the time, borrowed a friend’s bike and came back 10 minutes later with two small bags of marijuana worth $20, according to the Innocence Project New Orleans, who represented Winslow. The officer […]

Wiping Slate Clean For Marijuana Offenders Opens Doors

As CEO of Common Citizen, one of Michigan’s largest cannabis producers, I can tell you firsthand the state’s new Clean Slate law is a game-changer that will benefit families, communities and our state’s economic resurgence. Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month, the Clean Slate law expunges criminal records of those convicted of certain cannabis-related […]