Last Prisoner Project Spring Update
CANNABIS CULTURE – It’s been a busy spring for Last Prisoner Project! Keep reading for more updates and information on our latest campaigns, recent events, and opportunities to support our constituents.
Parading with Policymakers
Last Saturday, LPP board members, staffers, and affiliates marched in the New York City Cannabis Parade & Rally, one of the longest-running marijuana activism events in the world.
Given the recent passage of the state’s adult-use legalization bill, this year’s event took on new meaning — especially for those who have been advocating for reform for decades. The rally also saw lawmakers like State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, New York Attorney General Leticia James, and Senator Chuck Schumer—who promised not to stop fighting until we legalize federally and undo the harms of cannabis prohibition—take part. The event reminded us just how grateful we are for the passion and power of the cannabis community!
In the early 2000s Michael Pelletier was arrested on marijuana conspiracy charges, later receiving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Mercifully, after serving more than a decade in federal prison, Michael was issued an executive clemency grant in January. Since his release, he has been able to use LPP Reentry Grant funds as his begins