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:
Using legislative education to increase engagement amongst our community members in the policy process.
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.
Community Benefits Agreements
Advocate for cannabis dispensaries to formally partner with community organizations by encouraging the implementation of Community Benefits Agreements.
Know Your Rights
We host Know Your Rights education sessions and promote KYR information to ensure nobody else is criminalized for cannabis.
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 support to ensure those events are effective, safe, and impactful for all involved!