The multi-pronged partnership will include donations and a special members-only box rebranded to showcase people imprisoned for nonviolent cannabis offenses
Nugg Club, the nation’s first true cannabis subscription box featuring full-sized products curated by experts and personalized to each customer, announced two collaborations with Last Prisoner Project (“LPP”), a nonprofit organization dedicated to clemency and expungement, re-entry programs and advocacy for individuals with cannabis convictions.
The partnership kicked off in February with a special box sent to subscribers that is rebranded to showcase the names of people imprisoned across the country for nonviolent cannabis offenses. Products in this month’s box will feature brands that specifically support social justice work. The box will also include a call to action for Nugg Club members to participate in LPP’s “Letter to a Prisoner” program and donate to the organization.
In addition, Nugg Club is making a flat multi-thousand dollar donation to LPP, and within the box will introduce a new brand of its own called Schedule 1, a premium cannabis flower brand. The new cannabis brand seeks to provide instrumental support towards the mission of declassifying marijuana as a controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Specifically, proceeds from Schedule 1 will be donated to lobbying efforts that seek to reclassify marijuana, and to Last Prisoner Project to free individuals in prison on non-violent cannabis charges who are serving jail because of marijuana being defined as a Schedule I drug.
“At Nugg Club, we recognize that we need to do our part to address a system that imprisons a disproportionate number of Black and brown people for non-violent cannabis crimes even as more states across the U.S. fully legalize cannabis,” said Alex Milligan, CMO of Nugg Club. “We’re proud to partner with the Last Prisoner Project on these initiatives and to support their fight against injustices.”
“We feel fortunate to have the support of the team at Nugg Club behind Last Prisoner Project. When more cannabis companies speak out against these discriminatory policies that have imprisoned too many, our voice is amplified and our work has a greater impact,” said Mary Bailey, Managing Director of Last Prisoner Project. “We hope every cannabis company will follow their lead and join in the fight to ensure that every person convicted of a non-violent cannabis crime in the U.S. is set free.”