A partnership has been established between Washington
Solstice, founded in 2010, has been a shift in the attitudes and laws surrounding cannabis, but there is still a lack of consistency in the nation’s cannabis laws. The company started by serving patients who used medical marijuana and evolved from there.
The CEO of Solstice, Will Denman, told
Solstice launched an artist series passionate about elevating local and community voices through its products and platforms. However, when they contacted Phillips, he proposed a campaign that drew waves of attention and raised money. This led to “Free The Homies,” an initiative working with the Last Prisoner Project.
“Even the establishment we’re in right now, they’re selling cannabis, but people who got locked up a while ago are still doing time on it,” Phillips shared to King 5 News. “So it’s a systemic issue, but I’m happy to have partners that see the issue and want to bring awareness to it.”
Free the Homies Artwork Pays Forward
The “Free the Homies” artwork includes two different designs: one is inspired by Monopoly’s “Get Out of Jail Free” card, and another depicts
While the Court of Appeals disagreed in its majority opinion, stating that the life sentence follows Mississippi law.
But – several dissenting judges argued that the court can (and should) make exceptions. “The purpose of the criminal justice system is to punish those who break the law, deter them from making similar mistakes, and allow them to become productive members of society,” Judge Latrice Westbrooks shared with AP News. “The fact that judges are not routinely given the ability to exercise discretion in sentencing all habitual offenders is completely at odds with this goal.”
Phillips states, “what we’re advocating for is that they expunge the records and release the prisoners.”
The artwork, along with pre-rolls, will be on sale at
The CEO of Solstice shared with King 5 News, “When Teddy brought up the idea of Last Prisoner Project and wanted to put a voice to some of the issues we still have with the amount of people we still have in jail for cannabis-related crimes, it was a no-brainer,” Denman said. “It’s kind of the next step in the process for us, and at Solstice, we feel like we’ve accomplished so much, but there’s still so much left to do.”