Green Thumb Industries Announces Partnership with Final Prisoner Project Releases Quick Documentary, “Waiting to Breathe,” to Raise Awareness of LPP’s Clemency and Reentry Initiatives

CHICAGO, Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries Inc. (Green Thumb) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a top national cannabis customer packaged goods enterprise and owner of Rise™ and Essence retail retailers, nowadays announced the enterprise has partnered with Final Prisoner Project (LPP) on an integrated marketing and advertising campaign, which includes a brief documentary, social media advocacy, digital promotions and in-shop applications to raise awareness and funds for LPP’s critical operate.

LPP is a coalition of cannabis business leaders, executives and artists devoted to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis business. The organization’s Clemency and Reentry Initiatives supply pro-bono post-conviction representation to help men and women in securing release and a clean slate to rebuild their lives.

The centerpiece of the campaign is a brief documentary, “Waiting to Breathe,” developed in-residence by Green Thumb. The film highlights the story of Evelyn LaChapelle, a existing LPP Advisor who served a lot more than 5 years in prison for a cannabis-connected offense and has considering that rebuilt her life with her young daughter with assistance from LPP.

Following her release, LaChapelle was fired from a job when the enterprise discovered about her previous. “When I got fired it was like you are not performed serving your sentence,” stated LaChapelle, who at present functions in the legal cannabis business in California. “It was like this is in no way going to go away. It leaves you with an quantity of hopelessness.”

Sarah Gersten, Executive Director and Common Counsel of LPP stated: “Evelyn’s story actually moved all of us and changed the way we envisioned this project and our mission. All of the barriers she faced coming out of prison, how tricky it was for her to come across employment, watching her struggle via all of that actually gave us the insight to refocus our efforts, not just on releasing people from incarceration but functioning with them to make sure that they have the sources they want to effectively reenter.”

According to a variety of sources:

  • An estimated 40,000 folks are at present incarcerated for victimless cannabis offenses. (Supply: LPP)
  • 92 % of 663,367 cannabis arrests in 2018 have been for possession alone. (Supply: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Plan, 2018)
  • Black folks are three.64 occasions a lot more most likely than white folks to be arrested for cannabis possession but are no a lot more most likely to sell or use cannabis. (Supply: ACLU)

A portion of proceeds from Green Thumb merchandise bought in the month of September will straight advantage LPP.

Green Thumb Corporate Social Duty Director Michael Fields stated: “By partnering with LPP, Green Thumb hopes to raise awareness of true folks like Evelyn whose lives and households have been positively impacted by LPP, and to supply monetary assistance to LPP which serves as a important resource for former cannabis inmates transitioning to a productive life following incarceration.”

About Green Thumb Industries

Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb”), a national cannabis customer packaged goods enterprise and retailer, promotes properly-becoming via the energy of cannabis when providing back to the communities in which it serves. Green Thumb manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis merchandise which includes Beboe, Dogwalkers, Dr. Solomon’s, incredibles, Rythm and The Really feel Collection. The enterprise also owns and operates quickly expanding national retail cannabis retailers named Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 96 retail areas and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, Green Thumb employs more than 1,900 folks and serves thousands of individuals and clients each and every year. The enterprise was named a Very best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Company and MG Retailer magazine in 2018 and 2019. Extra info is readily available at GTIgrows.com.

About Final Prisoner Project

The Final Prisoner Project (LPP) is a coalition of cannabis business leaders, executives and artists devoted to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis business. LPP is devoted to releasing cannabis prisoners and assisting them rebuild their lives. As the United States moves away from the criminalization of cannabis, providing rise to a big new business, there remains the basic injustice inflicted upon these who have suffered criminal convictions and the consequences of these convictions. Via intervention, advocacy and awareness campaigns, the forces behind the Final Prisoner Project will operate to redress the previous and continuing harms of these unjust laws and policies and are devoted to creating confident that each and every final victimless cannabis prisoner walks free of charge. Pay a visit to www.LastPrisonerProject.org or text FREEDOM to 24365 to donate and find out a lot more.

Supply: Green Thumb Industries

A video accompanying this press release is readily available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/499ec3cf-abb8-485f-8548-5b47c987258f

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