As a strong advocate for cannabis decriminalization, Happy Valley has supported the modernization of cannabis laws while calling for justice for unduly punished cannabis users. Happy Valley proudly supports the decriminalization of cannabis in the U.S., and works closely with the Last Prisoner Project to redress the past and continuing harms of unjust cannabis laws and policies.
“As a company that has benefited from the legal cannabis industry, Happy Valley is fully committed to giving back and advocating for the release of individuals who are still incarcerated for cannabis crimes in our country.”
-Michael Reardon, CEO at Happy Valley
“Last Prisoner Project is incredibly grateful for the support of Happy Valley. We believe that anyone profiting from the legal cannabis industry has a moral imperative to help those who have been negatively and disproportionately affected by the criminalization of cannabis and we commend Happy Valley for being a part of the solution.”
-Mary Bailey, Managing Director at Last Prisoner Project
The Impact of Cannabis Arrests
Cannabis has been criminalized for decades, which has resulted in millions arrested for nonviolent offenses. According to the ACLU, 88% of the 8.2 cannabis arrests between 2001 and 2010 were for possession. An astounding 15.7 million people have been arrested for nonviolent cannabis offenses, with an estimated 40,000 Americans currently incarcerated for nonviolent offenses. As more states legalize recreational and medical cannabis use, cannabis prohibition laws are increasingly out of sync with emerging science and the priorities of the U.S. populace.
About the Last Prisoner Project
The Last Prisoner Project is a Denver-based 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to releasing nonviolent cannabis prisoners and giving them a path to thriving in their communities. This advocacy organization consists of leaders in the cannabis industry and legalization advocates with a mission to ensure cannabis prisoners are released, returned to their communities, and supported upon their return.
The Last Prisoner Project prioritizes the following three criminal justice reform initiatives:
- Prisoner release
- Expunged records and clemency
- Re-entry programs
In our partnership with the Last Prisoner Project, we provide the support and resources necessary to get nonviolent cannabis prisoners out of prison and back into the job market.
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