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Mary Bailey

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Last Prisoner Project

Mary Bailey is a dedicated community organizer and social justice advocate. As managing director & co-founder of the criminal justice reform non-profit, Last Prisoner Project, Mary leads development efforts and cultivates community partnerships that enable Last Prisoner Project to fight for the release of cannabis prisoners and support them as they rebuild their lives. Her dedication to this mission has bolstered LPP’s reentry program which has distributed over $2.5M to constituents through direct grants, commissary funds, and other financial support. She feels strongly that nobody should be in prison for cannabis and is dedicated to helping to inspire a more socially conscious cannabis industry.

Before working with Last Prisoner Project, she was the CEO of Alpha Agency, a Hawaii-based production company specializing in creating events that inspire positive social change through music, education, and community engagement. She served as the executive producer of Maui Yoga Festival & Maui Cannabis Conference and hosted community block parties for the Maui County Office of Economic Development.

Mary received the High Times list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Cannabis Industry, the Advocate of the Year Award from Benzinga, the Top 100 Most Influential People for Activism by Cannabis Global Times, and 40 under 40 from Cannabis Now Magazine. She also serves on the board of directors for Common Ground Collective, a Maui nonprofit organization focused on economic development and food security for their island community.

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Events featuring Mary Bailey
Events featuring Mary Bailey