The American legal cannabis industry is growing at an ever-quickening rate as more states enact legalization policies and new businesses enter the booming market.
But even as the industry rapidly expands and changes, many can only watch from outside, inside a prison cell.
Not too long ago, many of the jobs that are now an essential part of the legal cannabis industry were prohibited, with incarceration being the consequence of performing them and getting caught.
But while many work those jobs within the safe confines of the legal cannabis industry, tens of thousands languish in prison cells for doing the same things before legalization hit.
According to the Ohio-based Terrasana Cannabis Co., approximately 40,000 U.S. citizens remain in prison for activities that are now legal.
In places where cannabis is legal, it makes little sense to keep people incarcerated for activities that the law no longer prohibits.
Terrasana has announced that it will hold an event to benefit cannabis prisoners next week.
May Day of Giving
Yesterday, Terrasana announced its May Day of Giving event to support the Last Prisoner Project (LPP).
According to the company, on Wednesday, May 18, Terrasana Cannabis dispensaries will partner with Cure Ohio to offer patient discounts.
Cure Ohio says patients will receive 30 percent off cokoh products, including concentrates, vapes, and edibles.
Patients will also receive a 20 percent discount on chizle products.
Ten percent of all proceeds from purchases on May 18 will go to LPP, along with a matching contribution from Terrasana Cannabis.
LPP works to secure the release of every person who is in prison because of unjust cannabis criminalization.
Terrasanna Cannabis says the May Day of Giving event will be at all four of its locations.
Representatives from cokoh and chizle will be present at the Columbus location from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to meet, greet, and answer questions.
Terrasana says its monthly Day of Giving events have raised more than $27,000 in donations for Ohio organizations since October 2021.
The company says its ongoing program centers around raising money and awareness for a different cause important to the communities that Terrasana serves.