DENVER – As the United States strikes away from the criminalization of hashish, giving rise to an important trade, there stays the elemental injustice inflicted upon those that have suffered prison convictions and the results of these convictions. Today, Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), a number one enterprise software program supplier and developer of the hashish trade’s first seed-to-sale compliance enterprise useful resource planning (ERP) software program expertise (MJ Platform), is collaborating with The Last Prisoner Project to incorporate a donation characteristic by way of its MJ Platform level of sale resolution.
“I, like so many, have been overcome with anger and sadness in the wake of the senseless and violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. I didn’t want to be another person standing up and saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ I wanted to do something meaningful that would provide long term value to the community,” stated Jessica Billingsley, chief govt officer, Akerna. “Adding the donation functionality to MJ Platform is a meaningful way we can use our technology to give consumers the ability to contribute to The Last Prisoner Project, a cause that helps the black community, which has been disproportionally affected by the war on drugs.”
According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, 84% of the greater than 2,000 marijuana offenders who have been federally sentenced in 2018 have been folks of colour; 11% have been white, regardless that whites make up greater than 60% of the U.S. inhabitants.
The Last Prisoner Project focuses on three essential prison justice reform initiatives: prisoner launch, document clearing by way of clemency and expungement, and reentry applications. A core social justice focus is to launch incarcerated hashish prisoners. Data reveals, nevertheless, that almost all launched prisoners fail with out the right sources in place. Reentry applications cut back recidivism. A prison document is usually a important barrier to employment, housing, monetary help, and extra, so we work to clear hashish prisoners document, on condition that these acts are actually authorized. Collectively these applications assist hashish prisoners develop into “fully free.”
“As the legal cannabis industry continues to grow in size and sophistication, those lucky enough to be participating in it have a moral imperative to make sure that thousands of mostly black and brown people who are still in prison for doing the same thing are released,” stated Steve DeAngelo, co-founder of Last Prisoner Project. “Until now, technical challenges made it difficult for cannabis retailers and consumers to support the Last Prisoner Project, but Akerna has solved those problems. So now any cannabis retailer who uses their system can seamlessly and efficiently collect donations from cannabis consumers right at the time of purchase.”
About the Last Prisoner Project
The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) is a coalition of hashish trade leaders, executives and artists devoted to bringing restorative justice to the hashish trade. LPP is devoted to releasing hashish prisoners and serving to them rebuild their lives. As the United States strikes away from the criminalization of hashish, giving rise to a significant new trade, there stays the elemental injustice inflicted upon those that have suffered prison convictions and the results of these convictions. Through intervention, advocacy and consciousness campaigns, the forces behind the Last Prisoner Project will work to redress the previous and persevering with harms of those unjust legal guidelines and insurance policies and are devoted to creating positive that each final victimless hashish prisoner walks free. Visit www.LastPrisonerProject.org or textual content FREEDOM to 24365 to donate and be taught extra.
Akerna is a worldwide regulatory compliance expertise firm within the hashish area. Akerna’s service choices embody MJ Platform, Leaf Data Systems, solo sciences andTrellis. Since its institution in 2010, the corporate has tracked greater than $18 billion in hashish gross sales. Akerna is predicated in Denver.