Falsely convicted of murder at age 19, Tyra Patterson fought to clear her name throughout a 23-year prison sentence. Today, she’s an advocate for incarcerated people, in a leadership position at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, the very organization that helped her gain back her freedom.
Evidence Cannabis Brand: Damian Marley, Nabil Elderkin Highlight Need for Prison Reform for Family-Owned Business Committed to Social Justice
Damian Marley, Nabil and Berner work with EVIDENCE, a family-owned cannabis brand that grows weed out of a prison to help get people out of prison. Evidence donates $1 to the Last Prisoner Project, a social justice non profit dedicated to helping free inmates serving time for cannabis charges.
Using lessons from Arab Spring, many activists for Palestinian liberation are using social media as tools in their fight for justice. Thought leaders discuss the pros and cons of social media activism, and the suppression of Palestinian voices online.
Julia Jacobson, co-founder and CEO of sustainable cannabis brand Aster Farms, talks regenerative agriculture, social impact, and her journey from corporate to the canna farm.
Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Donyelle Woods and his family, aided by the nonprofit Silent Cry Inc., seek to end Michigan's history of wrongful convictions and oversentencing.
A diverse crowd of cannabis industry leaders gathered in the Hamptons for a private soiree with House of Puff, FlowerHire and Artet to benefit the Cannabis Impact Fund. Take a visual tour through the fun.
Strategic engagement of the arts as a transformative tool for social change can create more informed and culturally inclusive policies, Pastor Isaac Scott writes in this op-ed.
One crime, two sentences: Sheron Edwards's new memoir LIFE'S LENSES discusses what his unjust prison sentence has taught him about the U.S. justice system - and himself.
In the Hudson Valley, the "father of legal cannabis" speaks on the significance of the Juneteenth holiday and the MRTA's promise to marginalized communities.
SXSW is known for its music, film and comedy festival but they also offer some empowering conferences and panels that highlight various industries. Celebrating the historic 50th anniversary of 4/20, National Cannabis Day, we look at one of the most incredible panels to come out of this year’s SXSW.
I created ARMS in the hopes that we can be that outlet for those seeking expression, and/or to support those who wish to break free from stigmas regarding their race, upbringings, and/or financial limitations.
It is a huge leap forward for restorative justice. But what are the benefits of cannabis use while incarcerated? And what truly leads us on a journey of discovery to decriminalization of drugs?
How many times have you seen the video of Eric Garner’s death? With how much precision or accuracy can you describe the moment in which NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo placed Garner in a lethal chokehold? Do you know how many times Garner uttered, with less and less breath each time, “I can’t breath?...