“LPP was founded out of the belief that if anyone is able to profit and build wealth in the legal cannabis industry, those individuals must also work to release and rebuild the lives of those who have suffered from cannabis criminalization.” Last Prisoner Project
The Last Prisoner Project is a non profit coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists that work to bring restorative justice to the cannabis industry.
“We believe that anyone profiting from or freely engaging in the legal cannabis industry has a moral imperative to work towards restorative justice. No one should remain incarcerated or continue to suffer the collateral consequences of prohibition and the War on Drugs which has and continues to disproportionately impact communities of color.”
Put simply, why are people in prison for cannabis when others are generating wealth from it?
How Can I Help?
There are many ways to get involved in the movement. Most importantly, stay educated on what’s going on so you can share information with others, either through social media or personal interactions. Follow LPP at @LastPrisonerProject to stay up to date.
Of course, monetary donations are the most common way to support an organization like LPP, but volunteering your time or writing a letter to a current cannabis prisoner is another way to make a tremendous impact. LPP has a “Letter Writing Program” that will facilitate that process, allowing you to easily participate.
Joseph Cassini is a writer and designer for The Cannabis Cactus Magazine. He enjoys cooking, history, and smoking cannabis outside of the city.