Days of Thanks / Days of Giving: 2021 Kickoff
To kick off our 5th Annual Days of Thanks/Days of Giving, we’re starting with one cannabis-related organization and one music-based youth group.
Canna Advisors is making a donation to these groups in the names of our team members.
Last Prisoner Project
Michelle Whitmore our Director of People and Russ Hudson one of our Project Managers both selected The Last Prisoner Project, a cannabis reform non-profit. Their focus is fighting criminal justice and reimagining drug policy and has the strength of notable cannabis advocates like Steve Deangelo and Jim Belushi.
More about the organization:
“The Last Prisoner Project was founded in 2019 out of the belief that no one should remain incarcerated for cannabis offenses. We brought together a team of cannabis industry leaders, criminal and social justice advocates, policy and education experts, and leaders in social justice and drug policy reform to work to end this fundamental injustice. We are committed to freeing every last prisoner of the unjust war on drugs, starting with the estimated 40,000 individuals imprisoned for cannabis.”
At the inaugural MJ Unpacked conference in November of this year, several of our team members attended a benefit concert for The Last Prisoner Project as part of the event. During the event, former prisoners who have benefitted from the organization’s efforts told their own personal stories.
I was so moved to see the folks up on stage at MJ Unpacked’s benefit concert that this organization remains top of mind. — Michelle Whitmore
Youth on Record
A big lover of music, Vince DiMichelle our Regulatory Content Manager, selected Youth on Record for their efforts that keep kids in music and out of less fulfilling activities. As a community integration organization, they connect young and underprivileged children with artists and musicians in their communities to help mentor young artists, foster artistic growth, and provide an outlet for those seeking to enrich their lives.