The Marijuana Lifer Project did its first full event as “The Marijuana Lifer Project” (Cheri had been doing this work on her own for about 3 years prior) at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup and Carnival in San Bernardino, CA on April 15-17.
We sincerely want to thank High Times for hosting us and giving Cheri two speaking spots in the VIP lounge to educate event guests about the plight of prisoners serving life sentences for marijuana.
The event was a HUGE success! Our hard working volunteers collected over 1000 clemency petition support letters for six different marijuana lifers: Antonio Bascaro, Craig Cesal, Andrew Cox, Paul Free, John Knock, and Michael Pelletier. Marijuana lifer Corvain Cooper’s mother, Barbara Tillis, joined us in the booth on Sunday. We even met with 4-time NBA champion John Salley, who loved the work we are doing and promised to talk about it on his Sirius radio show.
On top of everything else, our prize wheel raised enough funds to file our 501C3 and get some literature and promotional material produced, as well do the follow mailings on all the clemency letters we collected.
Big thanks to High Times, to all our hard working volunteers, especially to Rory Murray who set up and worked on all 3 days! Thanks as well to our sponsors Xternal Use Only products, Magnolia Wellness Collective, Silver Kind Jewelry, Cherstream Designs, and SeniorStoner.com.