Category Archives: Last Prisoner Project

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 […]

Multiple Non-Violent Cannabis Offenders Pardoned on Trump’s Last Day

CANNABIS CULTURE – Former President Donald Trump’s list of last-day pardons included 12 people imprisoned for non-violent cannabis offenses, some of who were under life-without-parole sentences.  Last Prisoner Project Executive Director and General Counsel, Sarah Gersten said in a press release that the act was, “…further evidence of the overwhelming bipartisan support for broad-based cannabis […]

Cannabis Grower Released from Life-Sentence, Says More Prisoners Should Go Home

CANNABIS CULTURE –   “I’m so blessed to be released but there are still a lot (of cannabis prisoners) that are still there,” says Andy Cox — now reunited with his mother, two children, and extended family in Florida after 13 years in federal lock-up. In 2004, Cox began growing cannabis plants in the Chattahoochee National […]

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 […]

Man Sentenced to Life For Two-Dime Bags Released after 12 years

CANNABIS CULTURE – Fate Vincent Winslow, a Louisiana man sentenced to life in prison for selling twenty-dollars worth of cannabis to an undercover cop — has been released. Winslow, 53, was arrested in September of 2008 in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the time, he had been homeless and was looking to get his life together. The […]

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 […]

Super-Majority of Poll Respondents Vote to Expunge Cannabis Convictions

CANNABIS CULTURE – In a recent survey of over 7000 Washington citizens performed and published by YouGov.com, 70% of respondents supported expunging non-violent cannabis convictions.  The details of the survey were released this week.  This poll was taken from a socially diverse group of US citizens in Washington, and the results clearly showed an overwhelming […]

Man Who Was Serving 90-Year Sentence For Marijuana Released In Florida

While serving a 90-year prison sentence for selling marijuana, Richard DeLisi’s wife died, as did his 23-year-old son and both his parents. His adult daughter was in a horrific car accident and suffered a paralyzing stroke as a result. He never met two granddaughters — a lifetime of missed memories. Yet, 71-year-old DeLisi walked out […]

Q&A Session with Last Prisoner Project’s Steve DeAngelo

CANNABIS CULTURE – For four determined decades, Steve DeAngelo has been at the forefront of the cannabis movement. During his years of championing for legal weed, “The Father of the Legal Cannabis Industry” played a major role in the passing of Prop 64 (California’s adult-use law) and Initiative 59 (Washington D.C.’s medical law.) A Lifetime […]

Last Prisoner Project Launch Holiday Pen-Pal Campaign

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) has launched a joint effort with Kush.com to send holiday letters to people in jail for cannabis.   “Your mail is a steady flow in the beginning, but anything after 2 years and those letters start to dwindle,” says Evelyn LaChapelle, a former prisoner and now organizer for […]