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Eat the turkey, forgive the pot prisoners: social justice lawyer Weldon Angelos calls the meadows. Biden


Cannabis directory and lifestyle brand Urban aroma announced the launch of a seasonal game campaign to raise $ 30,000 for the MISSION of the Weldon project [GREEN] initiative to support inmates serving a life sentence for non-violent cannabis offenses.

The crowdfunding campaign, which began on November 1, will continue until December 2021 with the goal of matching the amount donated by Urban aroma. In addition to its campaign of matches, Urban aroma, whose story comes out of graffiti and hip-hop movements, supports the Weldon Project’s campaign to pardon cannabis prisoners as do many others in the music industry.

Earlier this summer, Project Weldon partnered with Berner’s Cookies.

In September, the co-founder of the Weldon Project and Urban Aroma M-1, with more than 150 renowned athletes and artists such as Al Harrington, Drake, Kevin Garnett and Killer Mike, signed a letter asking President Biden to issue a general forgiveness to anyone subject to federal criminal or civil prosecution on the basis of a non-violent marijuana offense.

The campaign continues: eat the turkeys and forgive the people

“Every year the president pardons a pair of turkeys while there are real human beings who deserve the president’s power of grace. That is why we urge the president to eat the turkeys this year and pardon the people, especially those serving time in prison for cannabis or living a second-class life because of a felony conviction as state after state continues to legalize and fatten the pockets of entrepreneurs. This practice is shameful, ” Angelos told Benzinga, adding that they are grateful for Urban Aroma’s support for their leniency campaign and our commissioner program.

M-1, Brooklyn, NY rapper and songwriter, known for being one half of the political hip hop duo Dead Prez, called on more artists and artists to support the cause of social justice and social impact.

“Mission Green’s efforts are pushing the boundaries as we all should on behalf of the oppressed people who have been disproportionately affected by politics and the war on drugs,” M-1 said. “It’s an opportunity for artists and culture to support decriminalization and see how far Biden will go on his promises. It’s a test. Let’s see what happens.”

Green mission, an initiative of The Weldon Project, is dedicated to securing clemency for those currently incarcerated for cannabis and creating pathways to radiation or pardons to help them live meaningful lives. It was

founded by Weldon Angelos who served 13 years of a 55-year prison sentence for selling less than $ 1,000 worth of cannabis as a first-time offender due to the draconian sentencing law.

Supporters can donate on the Urban Aroma site directly to Mission Green.