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Righting history’s wrongs, and being on the right side of history, Aurora Cannabis is standing by their mission to support grassroots initiatives to reform cannabis possession offences by donating $50,000 to support the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty.
WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN FOR CANNABIS AMNESTY?
The Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty is a not-for-profit group of non-partisan lawyers, activists and entrepreneurs brought together by the belief that the harms caused by decades of criminalizing weed must be made right. The team is on a mission to develop educational tools and resources to help Canadians learn more about the effects of cannabis criminalization on regular people.
The funds provided to the Campaign by Aurora go towards advocating for the removal of criminal records for personal possession cannabis offences. In Canada, cannabis criminalization will be a thing of the past after October 17, 2018. Aurora and Cannabis Amnesty aim to educate Canadians about the injustices that currently exist as a result of the prohibition of cannabis.
Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, with sales and operations in 14 countries across five continents, Aurora Cannabis is one of the world's largest and leading cannabis companies, and a partner in Evio Beauty Group. Together, Evio Beauty and Aurora hope to break stigmas around cannabis and continue to reflect the changes in shifting audience narratives.
The legalization of cannabis in Canada represents a monumental and positive policy shift. However, more than 500,000 Canadians will continue to carry the burden of criminal records from simple possession offences, many of them from marginalized communities. Over the last five years, Canadian police agencies reported more than 800,000 cannabis possession "incidents" to Statistics Canada.
If you feel inspired to take action, head over to https://www.cannabisamnesty.ca/ to sign a petition and spread awareness and education on how cannabis criminalization has affected lives.