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Ongoing & past projects

20 April 2022
April 20, 2022

Legalize Us Campaign

By Cannabis Amnesty

A public education campaign dedicated to raising awareness of how systemic racism in the enforcement of cannabis laws causes qualified and willing members of marginalized communities to be shut out of employment opportunities. This causes harm not only to these individuals, but to their families and communities, further entrenching systemic racism through poverty and disenfranchisement. 

28 March 2022
March 28, 2022

TOQi Fellowship for Cannabis Amnesty

By Cannabis Amnesty

In partnership with TOQi and Aurora Cannabis, Cannabis Amnesty is offering two paid summer internships, designed to create economic opportunities for people from communities harmed by decades of cannabis prohibition while increasing Cannabis Amnesty’s capacity to develop groundbreaking advocacy and programming. This Fellowship program is focused on mentorship and skill-building around effective communication and advocacy […]

25 March 2022
March 25, 2022

Joints for Justice Retail Program

By Cannabis Amnesty

An advocacy and fundraising initiative fuelled by the first cannabis product sold at a provincial distribution board that is dedicated to channeling the profits generated by cannabis legalization towards programs that benefit those most affected by cannabis prohibition. Learn more about this industry-first initiative here.

15 October 2020
October 15, 2020

Industry Town Hall on Cannabis & Racial Justice

By Cannabis Amnesty

A free, online event, discussing the ways that racial justice is intimately tied with the development of cannabis laws and policies in Canada, situating the advocacy work we do in the broader historical and social context. Part educational and part inspirational, the Town Hall explored the legal, political and social structures that allow racialized communities […]

03 September 2020
September 3, 2020

RCU Partners with Cannabis Amnesty to Educate Public on Bill C-93

By Cannabis Amnesty

Responsible Cannabis Use, the company that operates the cannabis education platform canniknow.com has partnered with Cannabis Amnesty in a Canada-wide survey to educate Canadians on Bill C-93. The results from the survey demonstrate the need for broad public engagement about cannabis record suspensions. Almost 80% of the respondents did not know that the government is […]

20 August 2020
August 20, 2020

Call for Racial Equity Impact Assessment of Cannabis Act

By Cannabis Amnesty

In an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice, Cannabis Amnesty called on the Canadian government to commit to undertaking a racial equity impact assessment as part of its three-year review of the Cannabis Act. The legislated three-year review of the Cannabis Act provides an opportunity for a critical assessment of […]