6 ways you can support cannabis prisoners this holiday season

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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 the right to use it safely. And as most of us know, tens of thousands of Americans still languish in prison for cannabis crimes while the industry thrives.  Luckily, there are several ways you can give back and support those who have been unfairly disenfranchised by cannabis prohibition. The Last Prisoner Project (LPP), a non-profit Weedmaps has partnered with since its inception in 2019, is dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry. Founded on the idea that those who profit from cannabis have a responsibility to repair the damage that criminalization caused, LPP works tirelessly to free every last cannabis prisoner.  Here’s what you can do to support their efforts and give back this holiday season.  Donate The easiest and most obvious action you can take may also be one of the most effective. In the past year, the Last Prisoner Project protected hundreds of at-risk individuals from Covid-19, secured hygienic gear for those incarcerated, matched dozens of cannabis prisoners with pro bono attorneys, dispersed $70,000 to the families and children of those incarcerated, and spearheaded policy reform both on the state and national level — all thanks to the generous support of donors.  For more details about how donated funds are allocated, you can check out the annual report summarizing LPP’s accomplishments.  Donate to the LPP Call your local officials  The combined horrors of mass incarceration and COVID-19 have created life-threatening conditions for incarcerated individuals. “Mass incarceration has left prisons and jails…

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