GLOUCESTER, Mass., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy Valley, a vertically integrated premium cannabis company committed to excellence in products and delivering a preeminent customer experience in Massachusetts announced today a year-long partnership with Last Prisoner Project.
The partnership will include a $100,000 donation to Last Prisoner Project and participation in the "Roll It Up For Justice" program that allows customers to donate the remaining change from their purchase to the Last Prisoner Project.
An estimated 40,000 people are still incarcerated for victimless, low level cannabis crimes and people of color are three times more likely than white people to be arrested for cannabis possession (Source: ACLU). "As a company that has benefited from the legal cannabis industry, Happy Valley is fully committed to giving back and advocating for the release of individuals who are still incarcerated for cannabis crimes in our country." said Michael Reardon, CEO at Happy Valley.
"Last Prisoner Project is incredibly grateful for the support of Happy Valley. We believe that anyone profiting from the legal cannabis industry has a moral imperative to help those who have been negatively and disproportionately affected by the criminalization of cannabis and we commend Happy Valley for being a part of the solution," said LPP's Managing Director, Mary Bailey.
ABOUT HAPPY VALLEY
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Newburyport, Mass., Happy Valley is a vertically integrated cultivator and retailer of a full suite of genetically validated medical and adult-use cannabis products. Through its "Verified Genetics" promise, Happy Valley is committed to creating a consistent, premium-quality cannabis experience for all our customers.
ABOUT LAST PRISONER PROJECT
The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. As the United States moves away from the criminalization of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered under America's unjust policy of cannabis prohibition. Through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns, the Last Prisoner Project works to redress the past and continuing harms of these inhumane and ineffective laws and policies. Visit www.lastprisonerproject.org or text FREEDOM to 24365 to donate and learn more.
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