Category Archives: prison

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 […]

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 […]

Richard DeLisi, Longest-Serving Pot inmate in US, to Get Early Freedom

Richard DeLisi was sentenced to 90 years in Polk County court. The man described as the longest-serving inmate for marijuana crimes in the country will be out of a South Florida prison before Christmas. Richard DeLisi, sentenced to 90 years by a Polk County judge after his conviction in 1989, will be released in December, […]

Scarlet Letter Legalization (Cannabis and the Shameful Realities of Unequal Justice)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Matt Brown* and Natalie DePriest were both busted for their pot stash while away from home in 2011, but their stories take incredibly divergent paths from there. Brown laid low at a friend’s house for a while, got a good attorney, and was never even arrested for the 175 plants he had […]