Episode 52 – Andrew DeAngelo

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This week on Comes a Time, Oteil and Mike talk with Andrew DeAngelo, co-founder of the Last Prisoner Project (LPP), a non-profit dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. In this eye-opening conversation Andrew walks listeners through the journey of dedicating his life to this cause, as he explains the efforts and the impact that the LPP has had on incarcerated individuals. You’ll also hear Andrew, Oteil, and Mike talk about the unfair history of cannabis incarceration towards people of color, the sustainability of hemp and how it can be integrated into our infrastructure, the struggles that former prisoners have to deal with when they reenter society, and much more. The group also discusses the role of music in the efforts to halt cannabis convictions, and how it’s been used to tell the stories of cannabis conviction struggles in the past.

 

 

Andrew DeAngelo is a trailblazer in the cannabis industry, and has pioneered legal cannabis business processes and provided essential political engagement to the cannabis community through his activism efforts. Andrew is a founding Board of Directors member of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), where he built the organization from zero to 500 member companies between 2013 and 2020. The CCIA continues to represent the industry in California, as it works on reforming Prop 64 to improve the legal and regulatory framework for cannabis trade throughout the state. In 2019 Andrew co-founded The LPP, which aims to free and re-integrate all cannabis prisoners on earth into mainstream society. In 2020 they freed their first constituent, and aim to push forward in the coming years through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns

 

 

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