At Sunday Goods, we believe everyone should have access to the magic of cannabis in a way that’s right for them. The reality is that people have had restricted access or been punished for exploring the benefits of the plant for decades, and the legal cannabis industry that so many of us benefit from today is still laden with discrimination, inequality, and social injustice.
To help do our part and turn our values into action, we are proud to announce our new donation based initiative, High Priorities, and the launch of our official partnership with Last Prisoner Project.
What’s the problem?
Imagine sitting in a cell for years, decades, or even for life, convicted of a crime that is no longer considered a crime, while thousands of other people build intergenerational wealth doing exactly the same thing that landed you prison.
This is the sad reality over 40,000 cannabis prisoners face today in the United States, while countless others languish in jails and prisons worldwide.
The problem is not going away by itself. In 2017 alone, nearly 600,000 people were arrested for cannabis crimes, and despite widespread legal cannabis reforms, cannabis arrests are increasing in several states across the country.
What’s the solution?
Please meet Last Prisoner Project (LPP). This organization focuses on three key criminal justice reform initiatives related to cannabis crimes: prisoner release, record clearing through clemency and expungement, and reentry programs.
The current justice system isn’t working. Last Prisoner Project works to release individuals still incarcerated for victimless cannabis offenses, provides record relief, helps those released from prison rebuild their lives through vocational training programs and building pathways to employment.
Additionally, LPP works on a Federal and state by state basis to advocate for social justice measures for cannabis offenders as well as conducting research and analysis on current legislative and regulatory policies.
Collectively these programs help cannabis prisoners become “fully free.”
How can we do our part?
At Sunday Goods we believe our core values need to mean more than just words on a page. To help do our part and turn our values into action, we are proud to announce our new donation based initiative High Priorities, and the launch of our official partnership with Last Prisoner Project.
Every Sunday from July through September, Sunday Goods will donate 5% of proceeds from our dispensary to The Last Prisoner Project. We are proud to partner with LPP as we take our first step as an organization to support the fight for cannabis equality.
The road to justice is long and this is just the beginning. Looking forward, we will be rotating non-profit partners on a quarterly basis as an ongoing commitment to our community.