Prohibition Hurts Microgrants are here! Prohibition hurts our communities in numerous and often unseen ways. Many of those impacts affect people's ability to seek housing, jobs, insurance and so much more that it is hard to imagine unless you've experienced criminalization. Defending a single cannabis charge can cost $2,000 - $20,000. This is just attorney fees needed to get a pre-trial deal and doesn’t include trial costs, court fines, travel expenses, loss of work, childcare, mental health / therapy, or future fiscal, housing and employment impacts. Have you or someone you love been arrested, charged or incarcerated for cannabis? This is for you. Please apply here before April 30. There are at least 5 microgrants available. WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?...
Legalize Appalachia’s 2022 Annual Report is here! We are thrilled to share the milestones, celebrations and challenges of launching and growing this grassroots org. Read the full report below for radical transparency in finances, impact, and a look at what's on the horizon for 2023.
Did you know hemp-lime homes have existed in the U.S. for over a decade? But not until industrial hemp became legal to grow via the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 was there the potential for a U.S. hemp-lime industry.
Manufacturing traditional concrete accounts for 8% of all carbon emissions worldwide. Could hempcrete be a new way forward?
By Lauren Andrews. Brittney Yevette Griner is a two time Olympic medalist and three time All-American and WNBA superstar. She helped the United States women's national basketball team win gold in 2016 and 2020. During the course of her basketball career, she sustained injuries to her ankles, knees, and spine, and like a growing number of athletes, she and her doctor chose cannabis for pain management.
Griner, a Black, queer woman, spent her 32nd birthday in a Russian prison.
Our first in-person event was a beautiful and inspiring experience. As our Communication Director Jay Nathan put it, “we laughed. we cried. we felt alllll the feels.” The community showed up and engaged in a powerful conversation on the realities of living under prohibition and the post-prohibition future we envision together for Appalachia. Folks shared their most heartfelt, personal and challenging experiences. We laughed and shared our love for the plant. We learned together and from each other. We enjoyed a beautiful, moving film that we feel so fortunate to have been able to watch together. Our founding board members met IRL for the first time ever (yes, we are 100% remote!). As one of our attendees wisely said,...