Medical cannabis operator WholesomeCo focuses on criminal justice reform and advocacy in the medical cannabis industry.
WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah – April 20, 2022 – (Newswire.com)
Medical cannabis operator WholesomeCo focuses on criminal justice reform and advocacy in the medical cannabis industry. The company is marking 4/20, the traditionally highest sales day of the year for legal cannabis companies in the United States and Utah, by donating 4.20% of all April 20 sales to The Weldon Project, a charity dedicated to funding social change and financial relief. for those currently serving a prison sentence for federal cannabis offences. In 2020 alone, 5,778 adults and 1,069 minors were arrested for cannabis possession in Utah. In total, more than 8,000 Utahns were arrested for cannabis in 2020, which equates to one cannabis arrest every hour.
“We have chosen to partner with The Weldon Project and its Mission Green initiative because it helps further our mission to improve the lives of our patients by meeting them where they are throughout their personal cannabis journey. medical,” said Chris Jeffery, CEO of WholesomeCo. “By supporting organizations like The Weldon Project and Mission Green on our highest sales day of the year, WholesomeCo is helping lead the conversation around medical cannabis and recognizing the work that remains to bring justice to those who still face the legal effects of cannabis prohibition.”
The Weldon Project’s Mission Green initiative is dedicated to raising the bar for awareness, social justice and social equity. It offers unique ways for businesses and cannabis consumers to participate in a national campaign to help provide relief to individuals and families negatively impacted by cannabis prohibition.
The Weldon Project was founded in honor of Weldon Angelos, an up-and-coming music producer from Utah who was arrested for a first cannabis-related offense and sentenced to 55 years in federal prison. Angelos had served a total of 13 years in prison before being granted clemency. Angelos would ultimately receive a full presidential pardon in December 2020. His case has been cited as a major part of the recent cannabis criminal justice reform movement.
Because having a criminal record can have lifelong consequences, WholesomeCo is also taking this opportunity to shine a light on two disbarment-related organizations, Rasa Public Benefit Corporation and Clean Slate Utah. Clean Slate Utah is a nonprofit organization created to raise awareness of a new law in Utah that provides automatic records clearance to more than 450,000 Utahns with qualified misdemeanors. Rasa is a new public benefit company that provides low-cost legal erasure services to people who do not benefit from automatic record erasure. Together, these organizations make it easier for eligible people to clear their records, get better housing and jobs, and move on with their lives. Rasa will be on hand at WholesomeCo’s West Bountiful location on April 20 to help raise awareness of their services. Please visit www.CleanSlateUtah.org and www.Rasa-Legal.com for more information.
WholesomeCo aims to strengthen its impact on the medical cannabis industry and Utah patients, as well as further its mission as an organization, by continuing to leverage its technology-driven leadership and innovation to improve the lives of many people and will continue to seek opportunities to support organizations. like The Weldon Project and Rasa changing the narrative of medical cannabis.
Hilary Reiter – Redhead Marketing & PR
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WholesomeCo is one of five vertically integrated medical cannabis operators in Utah, with its headquarters located in West Bountiful. A variety of medical cannabis services are offered by the company, including statewide delivery to 99% of Utah’s population, as well as retail, drive-thru, and online pickup services through their pharmacy in West Bountiful. WholesomeCo is known for its technology-driven leadership and innovation in Utah’s medical cannabis industry, a byproduct of its commitment to improving the accessibility of medical cannabis by putting patient needs first. For more information, visit www.wholesome.co.
About the Weldon Project
THE WELDON PROJECT is dedicated to funding social change and providing financial relief for those still serving time in prison for cannabis-related offences. Through extensive partnerships in the legal cannabis industry, THE WELDON PROJECT launched the MISSION [GREEN] initiative to raise the bar for awareness, social justice and social equity by providing unique ways for businesses and cannabis consumers to participate in a national campaign to provide relief to those who have been negatively impacted by prohibition . For more information, visit theweldonproject.org.
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WholesomeCo Partners with The Weldon Project and Rasa to Impact Social Change for Those Affected by Cannabis Prohibition