Last Prisoner Project + House of Wise
House of Wise was built on the premise of empowering women, helping them take charge of their life and finances by selling quality CBD products. But the cannabis industry has not always been built on fairness.
That’s why House of Wise is committed to an ongoing partnership with Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit that fights criminal injustice and drug policy restoration. Learn how we’re supporting families of cannabis incarceration.
What is Last Prisoner Project?
Last Prisoner Project (LPP) is a nonprofit organization that is fighting criminal injustice and reimagining drug policy specifically pertaining to cannabis incarceration.
There are over 40,000 U.S. prisoners sitting in jail for years, or even life, due to cannabis-related charges. And many of these charges are misdemeanors, or not even against the law, today. In fact, medical and recreational cannabis sales are expected to reach $15 billion by the end of 2020, according to Marijuana Business Factbook.
This undeniable injustice is hurting families and communities.
As you can imagine, racial and socioeconomic progress suffers when entire segments of the population are behind bars. The tireless work to repair the past and continuing harms of the war on drugs is not over.
LPP addresses three justice reform initiatives: prisoner release, record clearing through clean slate initiatives, and reentry programs.
Freedom doesn’t mean simply being pardoned from jail. Once released, these men and women face significant barriers to key areas of rebuilding life such as employment, housing, and financial aid. Mothers and fathers struggle to provide for their families and succeed in life.
House of Wise Scholarship Fund for Women & Children
Support and donations from House of Wise go directly towards a scholarship program fund for women and children. These funds act as mini-grants to the children of incarcerated cannabis prisoners. Recipients are allowed to use the grant any way that they need, such as for rent, groceries, school supplies, or utility bills.
Most of the inmates LPP helps are in single-parent households. As you can imagine in this scenario, making ends meet is hard, let alone supporting kids and their passions. Children of incarcerated parents have big dreams, too — like tenth-grader Cleer Cooper, who wants to pursue Ivy League law school or fashion school in NY.
It’s Our Responsibility
We’re thankful for the privilege to use and sell House of Wise products, knowing that many people are still suffering from cannabis criminalization for the same thing. That’s why intervention, advocacy, and awareness is key to moving forward as a society.
LPP is holding the cannabis retail industry accountable. They’re making important strides in policy reform and justice that just can’t wait. Stand with House of Wise and LPP as we empower ALL women to create better futures for themselves and their families.
To learn more about Last Prisoner Project, visit lastprisonerproject.org.
Want to join us in this fight? Shop House of Wise products!