In today’s episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, hear from members of the Last Prisoner Project (LPP) as they explore criminal justice reform. Co-Founder Andrew DeAngelo shares what inspired the launch of LPP. Sarah Gersten, executive director and general counsel for the organization, discusses how legalization is helping advance equity and expungement in the industry. Yet, she notes, there was still a lack of focus on individuals incarcerated for nonviolent cannabis crimes. That’s where LPP found its purpose.
Evelyn LaChapelle, an advisory board member for LPP, shares her journey as a first-time nonviolent cannabis offender. Mikelina Belaineh, director of criminal justice law and policy at LPP, details the barriers past offenders face as they work to re-enter their lives after incarceration. Discover how you can help LPP in today’s important discussion adapted from the Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference.