As political momentum builds for legalization, the political will is also increasing for cannabis criminal justice reform. The time is right to seek redress for cannabis prisoners and LPP is seizing on this momentum through our Cannabis Clemency Project.
Since there is generally no right to post-conviction representation in the US, and since many lack the knowledge and skillset to seek clemency and other relief, the Cannabis Clemency Project seeks to organize a national pro bono effort to assist these deserving individuals.
To get this critical program off the ground we need your help!
Donate now to help us launch our cannabis clemency initiative.
BY THE NUMBERS
People incarcerated in the US for a drug law violation.
People incarcerated in the US -
the highest incarceration rate in the world.
Estimated number of individuals currently incarcerated on victimless cannabis offenses.
HOW IT WORKS
The focus of the Cannabis Clemency Project is currently on the state level, where most individuals incarcerated for cannabis crimes are held. The program involves both advocacy for states to adopt a broad cannabis clemency program and in turn provides volunteer lawyers to every eligible individual on a state by state basis.
To read some of the stories of those who the Cannabis Clemency Project will help to release, click here.
To help us continue our fight to release every last cannabis prisoner, donate today!