Restorative Justice in Cannabis Meet Up

Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

Imagine sitting in a cell for months or years or decades, convicted of an activity that is no longer a crime, your family suffering, while thousands of other people build intergenerational wealth doing exactly the same thing. That is the situation that thousands of cannabis prisoners face today in this country. Join the Last Prisoner Project for an open conversation where we explore this fundamental injustice with individuals who have direct experience with the devastating effects of the criminalization of cannabis, specifically, incarceration for cannabis offenses. These experiences will be juxtaposed with the rising tide of legalization and the booming cannabis industry. Finally, we explore how the cannabis industry can work together to repair these injustices.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Sarah Gersten

Last Prisoner Project

Evelyn Lachapelle

Last Prisoner Project

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