5% OF PROFITS FOR THE PEOPLE
EIGHTY + YEARS OF CANNABIS PROHIBITION HAS LEFT A MARK
At Solstice, we believe the size of the opportunity that comes with legal cannabis must be met with equal parts responsibility. Despite significant changes to cannabis laws in some states, there are still roughly 40,000 people in prison in the U.S. today for cannabis related charges. That’s right, 40,000 people sit behind bars for doing what we do freely every day. What’s more, the makeup of those incarcerated has been disproportionately felt by people of color, mostly poor. To say it plainly, this is bullshit.
As we help write a better future, we believe it’s vital that we take inventory of the historical damage and work together to repair it.
We have committed 5% of our profits to focus on the following initiatives:
Getting everyone in prison for cannabis out
Making sure no one else goes to prison for cannabis
Providing support and opportunities to the previously incarcerated
SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITIES
40,000 CANNABIS PRISONERS
the U.S. has 5% of the worlds population but holds 25% it's prisoners
Imagine sitting in a cell for years, decades, or even life, convicted of an activity that is longer a crime in most U.S. states. To make matters worse, imagine while you’re sitting there, others are building companies to do the commit the same act you did, at scale. That is the situation that over 40,000 cannabis prisoners face today in the United States alone. The Last Prisoner Project is a nonprofit coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to freeing every last cannabis prisoner.
NO ONE ELSE
While we continue fighting to free cannabis prisoners, it’s vital we also focus on eliminating the unjust laws that are landing people in prison to begin with. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is the number one organization in the U.S. legalizing cannabis. With support on the ground, they have been the catalyst behind over a dozen cannabis laws in the past 15 years, including winning campaigns in eight of the 11 legalization states.