What We Do
Formed in 2019, the Coalition provides a space for community members to come together to share their experiences, and to organize and advocate to fight for cannabis equity and justice. The Coalition supports individuals and communities in the following ways:
Provides services and support for individuals to expunge or seal their criminal records, especially for cannabis offenses. We advocate to promote the expansion of automatic expungement, and to ensure anyone with a criminal record is able to access record clearing in a timely manner.
We host Know Your Rights education sessions and promote KYR information to ensure nobody else is criminalized for cannabis.
Advocate for cannabis dispensaries to formally partner with community organizations by encouraging the implementation of Community Benefits Agreements. These agreements ensure that new dispensaries directly support disproportionately impacted communities.
Using legislative education to increase engagement amongst our community members in the policy process.
We are the watchdog of the government and of the industry, working to ensure legalization benefits those most impacted by cannabis prohibition.
We welcome anyone who believes in our mission to get involved with us.
If you would like to support record clearing, you can get involved in organizing events and opportunities for expungement, assist people through the expungement process, or help promote education on record clearing!
If you’re a creative, we encourage you to engage with the programming of the Coalition, and use your skills to promote this work, present these programs to the public through graphic design, video, etc., and to help curate content for our social media!
We are organizing events like National Expungement Week, Know Your Rights, and resource fairs. We need to support to ensure those events are effective, safe, and impactful for all involved!
The Coalition recently launched a monthly membership program to help supporters like you maximize your impact towards equity and justice.
To help The Coalition expand our programming, and maximize our impact, we welcome you to join us at: