The CBD company Roll Up Life is partnering with East Orange Mayor Ted Green to launch a community marijuana expungement program tomorrow.
They will offer free legal services and reentry resources to eligible East Orange residents to help them clear their records of non-violent marijuana-related convictions.
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 5th, the program begins at 9:30 am and lasts till 12 pm at the East Orange Public Library at 21 South Arlington Street.
“We created this program to not only help residents obtain a clean record. Our overall goal is to see that people are reentered and given opportunities for a fresh start,” said Tiyahnn Bryant, CEO, and Founder of Roll Up Life. “It feels good to actually make a difference in the city I call home.”
Roll Up Life would like to apply for a cannabis delivery license in the future.
Marijuana Expungements Program
The marijuana expungement program takes place in a three-part series. Phase one will provide attendees with information from the participating law firms on the marijuana expungement process while collecting casework information. During phase two, attendees will be matched with an individual lawyer for one-on-one consultations. Petitions for attendees with “qualifying” criminal convictions and dismissed charges will be filed and processed for expungement in the last phase.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to promote restorative justice, the expungement workshop has become a transformational asset to our community,” said Green regarding marijuana expungements. “Whether it’s applying for a loan, securing employment, or even advancing education, having your criminal record sealed expunged is vital, and I will continue to make it a top priority for my residents.”
As part of the program, five scholarships of $500 to the NJ Cannabis Certified job training program will be raffled to attendees looking to gain experience that leads to job placement in the medical and adult-use cannabis market.
“I really expect all of our applicants to come out of this with a chance they didn’t have walking in,” said Bryant.
“As part of our commitment to fight for social justice, The Apothecarium, a TerrAscend brand, is honored to partner with Roll Up Life for the expungement clinic being held in East Orange, NJ. We believe that community outreach activities such as this have a lasting impact, and we look forward to providing direct support to those negatively affected by the War on Drugs in our community,” said TerrAscend Director of Physician and Community Outreach Michelle Moleski.