|Copperstate Farms Partners With Last Prisoner Project to Raise $100,000 Over Ten-Month Campaign|
|By GLOBE NEWSWIRE|
|Thursday, 17 September 2020 04:00|
PHOENIX, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
PHOENIX, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Copperstate Farms Management, LLC, a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Arizona, today announced a partnership with Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry. In an effort to help fight criminal injustice and reimagine drug policy, Copperstate Farms has committed to raise $100,000 for the organization over the next ten months.
Running for four weeks starting on September 14th, Copperstate Farms will donate $1 for every Copperstate branded cartridge sold. This is the first installment of several campaigns to unfold over the ten-month fundraising period.
"Last Prisoner Project is honored to have the support of Copperstate Farms. It is inspiring to see cannabis industry leaders stepping up to the plate to support individuals who have been negatively impacted by the criminalization of cannabis,” said Mary Bailey, Managing Director at Last Prisoner Project.
Funding will go directly to criminal justice reform initiatives including prisoner release, clemency and record-clearing, vocational training and mentorship programs for reentry, and educational scholarships for currently incarcerated constituents or children of the incarcerated.
According to recent data assembled by the Last Prisoner Project, there are more arrests for cannabis possession each year than for all violent crimes combined, with cannabis making up nearly 40 percent of all drug-related arrests.
“As a cannabis company, it is part of the ethos of our company to help build a more just system and support individuals impacted by the criminalization of cannabis with the resources to start again,” stated Copperstate Farms CEO Pankaj Talwar. “Partnering with Last Prisoner Project to help raise awareness of this issue to our community and as well as funding for the Last Prisoner Project is something we are proud to be a part of.”
Copperstate Farms is the largest indoor cannabis facility in the U.S. with 40 acres under glass. The company is dedicated to bringing growth to the local and state economy and inspiring wellness for all through its multiple product suites and Sol Flower dispensary operations. For more information visit CopperstateFarms.com.
* Copperstate Farms has implemented social distancing and enhanced safety measures at its cultivation facility and Sol Flower dispensaries during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
About Copperstate Farms Management, LLC:
Copperstate Farms is dedicated to bringing growth to the local and state economy through the hiring of local laborers, material suppliers, and contractors. For more information, visit CopperstateFarms.com.
About Last Prisoner Project:
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Copperstate Farms Distillate Cartridge
Copperstate Farms has committed to raise $100,000 for nonprofit coalition Last Prisoner Project. Running for four weeks starting on September 14th, Copperstate Farms will donate $1 for every Copperstate branded cartridge sold. This is the first installment of several campaigns to unfold over the ten-month fundraising period.