Could it be the drug that kept Michael Thompson behind bars for two decades will be his new lease on life?

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Michael Thompson, who spent 25 years in prison on a severe cannabis and gun-related sentence that could have stretched to 60 years, now has a legit position in weed. Some people may have wanted to stay as far away as possible from an industry providing the drug that put them behind bars, but that, apparently, is not the case for Thompson. After 25 years in prison for selling three pounds of pot, Michael Thompson is a free man After 25 years in prison for selling three pounds of pot, Michael Thompson receives parole hearing This guy sold three pounds of pot to a police informant 25 years ago. He’s still in jail for it — with 35 years to go Ubaked Cannabis in Michigan is reportedly providing Thompson, whose potentially six-decade-long sentence was commuted by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in January, a chance to talk about justice system reform. That heady new gig kicked off on Tuesday, notes a report from WNEM/CNN . “It’s been like heaven man, you know,” Thompson, who is not allowed near the product, is quoted as saying. “The owner here understands my cry to help them,” he said. “So that’s what I’m here for,” he said. “Personally, I felt indebted that we are profiting from this industry after he spent 25 years in prison,” Ubaked Cannabis CEO Bob Dodge said, according to WNEM . Trips to dispensaries and vendor days may provide an opportunity for Thompson to tag along “as a brand ambassador and get your message out there,” Dodge said. It took a long time for Thompson to get from there to here. After being convicted for selling three pounds (1.4 kilograms) of pot to an undercover police informant, he began his 25 years of incarceration back in 1996. His sentence, running from about 40…

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