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Free Marijuana Expungement Clinic at Blunts and Moore

Minorities for Medical Marijuana Project Clean Slate partners with Hawthorne and Blunts and Moore to host free expungement resource clinic

Oakland, CA— October 7, 2022 — Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc (M4MM) is continuing their community outreach efforts with the announcement of another Project Clean Slate Expungement Clinic. The free event will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 12 Noon PST to 4pm PST at Blunts and Moore Dispensary in Oakland, CA. Individuals will learn how to clear their criminal records and receive free legal assistance. Pre-Registration is available at www.ProjectCleanSlate.org


“Marijuana legislation has disproportionately impacted communities of color,” says Roz McCarthy, M4MM Founder & CEO. “California’s Prop 64 helps mediate some of the damage. We need more individuals to understand the law, what it means, and how it can help them.”


The event sponsored by M4MM’s Project Clean Slate, Hawthorne, and Blunts and Moore, aims to reduce the impact of the “war on drugs” in Black and brown communities. With the provision of expungement and wrap-around services more people of color will qualify for employment, education, and other opportunities. Refreshments will be provided via Bay State Foodz and there will be plenty of free giveaways for attendees.


“Expungement is a way to help repair the harm caused by the war on drugs, and also restore people in our communities. They will no longer be barred from obtaining gainful employment, sufficient housing and if they choose, be able to participate in this now legal thriving cannabis industry, “says LaKisha Camese, Project Clean Slate Program Director.


Any individual with qualifying cannabis charges should register at www.projectcleanslate.org to speak with an attorney. Attorneys will be present along with other attorneys helping individuals understand the expungement and reclassification process. Additional community resource access will be available to participants.


Project Clean Slate is M4MM’s social justice program providing expungement education and services for individuals 18+ years old with minor marijuana possession charges. In states with expungement legislation, Project Clean Slate partners with local legal professionals for document preparation and community organizations for wrap-around services. The program’s first expungement clinics, initiated 2020 in Prince George County, Maryland, have served 50 individuals. To date more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. have expungement or sealing laws, specific to marijuana, decriminalized or legalized, offenses.


About Minorities for Medical Marijuana: Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc. (M4MM) is a 501c3 organization based in Orlando, FL. Established in May 2016, the organization operates chapters in 27 states, three HBCUs, and three international chapters. M4MM's mission is focused on providing advocacy, outreach, research, and training as it relates to the business, social reform, public policy, and health /wellness in the cannabis industry. Project Clean Slate is the social justice program of M4MM. Project Clean Slate provides expungement and wrap-around services for those affected by past marijuana charges.

For more information, press only: Imani Dawson, Director of Communications, M4MM

Imani@m4mmunited.org /877-900-0832


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