Launched in July 2022, NC’s Cannabis Clemency Campaign formalized the ongoing collaboration between the National Cannabis Roundtable, The Weldon Project to advance pragmatic policy and reform efforts for individuals who are currently incarcerated, or are otherwise impacted by a federal cannabis conviction or sentence.

Campaign Initiatives Include:

SHAPING POLICY Drafting and advocating for revised recommendations to the Administration for the creation of a multi-factor criteria to categorically identify an individual’s qualification for clemency.

CONVENING EXPERTS Coalescing of Members of Congress, leading legal scholars, criminal justice advocates, policy experts for a Symposium on Capitol Hill to advance policy on clemency and to propose impactful federal reform to expunge records of individuals with federal cannabis misdemeanors.

ADVOCATING FOR IMPACTED INDIVIDUALS Filing petitions and supporting memoranda to previously filed petitions for incarcerated individuals serving sentences for federal cannabis convictions.

White House

NCR supports the ongoing efforts to employ the federal clemency process to correct lingering injustices and to ensure a more efficient and fair system. Click HERE for details on NCR’s Cannabis Clemency Initiative proposed to the Biden Administration to help those still incarcerated in federal prison for cannabis offenses.

Cannabis Criminal Justice & Clemency Symposium

NCR co-lead an in-person, invite-only Symposium on Capital Hill with lawmakers and leading experts on criminal law and policy to discuss clemency policy and criminal justice reform within the current landscape of U.S. cannabis law. Click HERE for details on the Symposium Agenda.

Clemency Petitions

NCR, The Weldon Project and Oklahoma Appleseed collaborated on the preparation and filing of multiple clemency petitions, as well as filing of additional legal and advocacy memorandum for individuals currently incarcerated because of cannabis convictions.


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