Project Clean Slate is the social justice program of Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM). Our program provides expungement and wrap-around services for select marijuana related charges to individuals (18+) in qualifying states.
Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc. (M4MM) is a 501c3 organization based in Orlando, FL. Established in May 2016, the organization operates chapters in 27 states, three HBCUs, and three international chapters.
After seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit and social justice work in cannabis, Roz McCarthy, Founder/CEO formed our organization in 2016 to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of the amazing cannabis community!
M4MM's mission is focused on providing advocacy, outreach, research, and training as it relates to the business, social reform, public policy, and health & wellness in the cannabis industry. Project Clean Slate is the social justice program of M4MM. Project Clean Slate provides expungement and wrap-around services for those affected by past marijuana charges.
The Hawthorne Social Justice Fund at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation. supports organizations committed to addressing long-standing social injustice through advocacy for criminal justice reforms, assistance in reentry for people with nonviolent, low-level cannabis convictions and increasing the diversity of representation in the legal cannabis industry. The Hawthorne Social Justice Fund is a proud partner of Project Clean Slate.
President Richard Nixon called for a war on drugs in 1971, setting in motion a tough-on-crime policy agenda that continues to produce disastrous results today. Policymakers at all levels of government passed harsher sentencing laws and increased enforcement actions, especially for low-level drug offenses. The consequences of these actions are magnified for communities of color, which are disproportionately targeted for enforcement and face discriminatory practices across the justice system. Today, researchers and policymakers alike agree that the war on drugs is a failure. Just under half of the million and a half annual arrests for non violent drug violations are for marijuana. Because the vast majority of drug arrests are for non-violent offenses, this means that marijuana use is responsible for close to one half of this country's "drug problem."
Racial Disparities– Black Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana charges than their white peers. In fact, black Americans make up nearly 30 percent of all drug-related arrests, despite accounting for only 12.5 percent of all substance users.
Economics of Arrests–Legal marijuana could eventually be a multi billion dollar industry for the United States. But right now, the drug actually costs Americans an exorbitant amount of money.
Expungement– Expungements are one among many issues that regulators and the industry can focus on to work toward justice. Several advocates and lawmakers alike noted the unique opportunity legalization has carved out for the country. We are creating a new industry and giving people opportunities that previously didn’t exist before. Therefore, repairing the harm suffered to those who have lost opportunity due to low level marijuana possession can be facilitated by clearing peoples record.
Los Angeles, CA
In partnership with Hawthorne and sponsored by COOKIES. Learn more about reclassification and expungement for marijuana related charges.
Los Angeles, CA
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