Executive Director Sarah Gersten believes that the work of Last Prisoner Project is particularly timely, given the shifting societal attitudes surrounding cannabis use. LPP, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit aims to change America’s policy of cannabis criminalization.
“After all, not only do the vast majority of Americans support an end to marijuana prohibition,” Gersten says, “dozens of states have passed laws legalizing cannabis sales. We can no longer continue to accept a status quo that sees some people make millions of dollars selling marijuana at the exact same time others are arrested and incarcerated for doing the thing.”
Members of the Seattle community have shown great support for the work of LPP, including Uncle Ike’s, which has cannabis dispensary locations throughout the region and first got involved in December 2020.
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