This article was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.
While the cannabis industry is currently thriving, there are still 40,000 people in the United States locked behind bars for minor cannabis-related crimes.
It’s due to this inequity, that many A-list cannabis innovators, like Seth Rogen, and nonprofit organizations like The Last Prisoner Project (LPP), are using their platform to work towards restorative justice.
In fact, Andrew DeAngelo, who founded LPP alongside his brother Steve, noted during Episode 40 of the Cannabis & Tech Talks podcast, that until we correct the wrongs of the past, we cannot fulfill the promise of cannabis legalization and the cannabis renaissance.
“We have so much to repair with the war on cannabis, particularly people of color and for people who have been locked up for this,” said DeAngelo
Today is a historic win for activists like DeAngelo, but also for the entire …