VIBES, a rolling paper brand created by rapper and entrepreneur Berner, has teamed up with Last Prisoner Project and collaborated with creative company Mother to launch RELEASE PAPERS. The campaign seeks to engage the public to advocate on behalf of individuals imprisoned for marijuana related convictions and, thus, to transform rolling cannabis into an opportunity to educate the public. Each paper includes the name of one of four incarcerated people, along with a QR code driving to release-papers.com. There, supporters can sign the Cannabis Clemency Now petition urging President Biden to release federal cannabis prisoners and also to participate in a letter writing program which sends letters to the featured inmates.
“Vibes Release Papers are helping illuminate the injustice our constituents continue to face, even as more states legalize cannabis. President Biden has the power to right history and free [the four prisoners] with the stroke of a pen,” says Stephanie Shepard, LPP Board Member and Director of Advocacy. “We are grateful to have Vibes join our fight as we keep advocating until everyone still incarcerated for cannabis is fully free.”
A portion of the profits go to the Last Prisoner Project, which promotes broad-based criminal justice and drug policy reform by granting clemency to the tens of thousands of individuals currently incarcerated due to — or otherwise unduly burdened by — federal cannabis-related convictions.