GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 7, 2021–To commemorate Michigan’s historic Clean Slate Legislation taking effect on April 11, 2021, Fluresh, a leading Michigan-based cannabis cultivator and processor, will be donating $1 for every pack of their new, limited edition Creamberry 1/8 Jars and 5ct Pre-Rolls to support statewide expungement efforts including National Expungement Week, the Black & Brown Cannabis Guild, and Legal Aid of West Michigan. These organizations’ combined efforts advocate for automated expungement of all records, including those with cannabis-specific charges, and investment in marginalized communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs.
In 2020, Fluresh sponsored approximately 500 individual applications for expungement, and is currently projected to at least double this overall contribution through the sale of its limited edition Creamberry packs.
“The sale of our limited edition Creamberry packs and donation to statewide expungement efforts are just some of the ways we are working to positively impact the communities we serve,” says Lauren Pollack, Senior Marketing Manager for Fluresh. “Issues of justice and equity are at the core of everything we do at Fluresh, and we are proud to work in the state of Michigan, which is making great strides in offering opportunities to those suffering from the effects of marijuana mass incarceration.”
*When Michigan legalized cannabis in December 2018, many individuals were still barred from employment or housing for prior cannabis-related charges. On October 12, 2020, Michigan made history when Governor Whitmer signed the Clean Slate Legislation, giving thousands of deserving individuals an opportunity to have their criminal records expunged from cannabis-related charges. The Clean Slate Legislation is a major milestone for criminal justice reform within the cannabis industry, and a huge opportunity for continued progress by both Michigan and the United States.