Without a doubt, there are many reasons to be optimistic about cannabis’ future in the United States. Recent polls show that a majority of Americans now support cannabis legalization. Cannabis is legal for adult use in eleven states and the District of Columbia. Medical cannabis is available for qualified patients in thirty-three states. CBD is legal throughout the nation, provided that products do not contain more than 0.3% THC. However, even with these cultural sea changes that might have seemed unimaginable in decades past, our current situation amounts to a Pyrrhic victory for those observing these transformations from behind bars.
This September, veteran cannabis activist and entrepreneur Steve DeAngelo joined with a number of cannabis industry notables to launch the Last Prisoner Project. Their organization is centered on three goals: to advocate for the release of any individual incarcerated for cannabis crimes that are no longer illegal, to provide post-imprisonment resources and training for those jailed for cannabis crimes, and to work within the existing political channels to advance legislation that leads to freedom for all convicted of cannabis offenses.
What’s the Last Prisoner Project’s end goal? Nothing less than to assist everyone on the planet imprisoned for a cannabis crime.
The Goldleaf team supports both the decriminalization of all cannabis-related activities and freedom from incarceration for those who have been jailed for past cannabis offenses. That is why we are doing our humble part to assist the Last Prisoner Project’s efforts by donating four signed limited editions of our travel print series to them, with 10% of every sale going to their organization. Additionally, with Southern California having long led the way as a consistent voice for social justice and the type of cultural change and acceptance that the Last Prisoner Project is working tirelessly to achieve, we will also be donating a portion of all money raised from the sale of Eugenia Mello’s Southern California Travel Print to their efforts.