CANNABIS CLEMENCY CAMPAIGN

The Weldon Project and National Cannabis Roundtable Launch Cannabis Clemency Campaign

Oklahoma Appleseed

NCR and The Weldon Project have been working with Oklahoma Appleseed for the purpose of preparing approximately 20 to 30 petitions for individuals currently incarcerated because of cannabis convictions. The objective would be to hand-deliver these 20 to 30 petitions as a group to the newly appointed pardon attorney so that they can then be presented to the president for action as an entire category versus person by person. We’ve turned around 20-plus petitions in the span of six weeks at the price of approximately $500 per individual, which is an incredibly low-cost approach toward expediting individuals currently incarcerated for marijuana convictions to be able to finally return to their homes, families, lives, and livelihoods.

SHAPING POLICY
White House

NCR supports the ongoing efforts to employ the federal clemency process, both to correct lingering injustices and to ensure a more efficient and fair system. With this in mind, we propose a Cannabis Clemency Initiative that would fulfill President Biden’s campaign pledge to help those still incarcerated in federal prison for marijuana offenses.

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CONVENING
Cannabis Criminal Justice & Clemency Symposium

On July 20, 2022, The Academy for Justice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University—in conjunction with the Justice Roundtable, the National Cannabis Roundtable, and the Weldon Project’s MISSION [GREEN]—hosted an in-person, invite-only symposium to discuss clemency policy and criminal justice reform within the current landscape of U.S. cannabis law.

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ADVOCATING
Oklahoma Appleseed

NCR and The Weldon Project have been working with Oklahoma Appleseed for the purpose of preparing approximately 20 to 30 petitions for individuals currently incarcerated because of cannabis convictions.

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