Black Lives Matter.
Planet of the Vapes stands in solidarity and is committed to using our time, energy, money and platform to fight for an end to structural racism and to ensure social justice and equality for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the United States.
We are focusing our attention close to home: The War on Drugs, Mass Incarceration and the Cannabis Industry.
To start, we are donating $100,000 to support organizations focused on:
- Ending the War on Drugs & Cannabis Legalization
- Ending the Mass Incarceration of the Black Community
- Equal Economic Opportunity for People of Color in the Cannabis Industry
Black Lives Matter - Movement and ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.
Drug Policy Alliance - The nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health & human rights.
Mosaic Fund for Justice - Committed to ending mass incarceration through consciousness raising, organizing, and movement building for racial justice and the liberation of all.
Color of Change - Designing campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back & champion solutions that move us all forward.
Hood Incubator - Social Equity & Start Up Incubator creating economic empowerment for People of Color in the cannabis industry.
The Bail Project - No one should be in jail due to poverty. Provides free bail assistance, reunites families, and restores the presumption of innocence.
This is a Start
This is an American problem which requires participation from every American. Even more so, it demands participation from the Cannabis Industry and those with power, privilege or a platform.
“[The Cannabis Industry] has a special responsibility because cannabis has a special history. American laws constructed around this product put millions of Black people in jail, denied them jobs and housing, and stripped them of their right to vote. To pretend otherwise is to perpetuate America’s 400-year crime.” (Bruce Barcott, 2020)
We are listening, learning and engaging with the community to understand how we can best use our resources to support progress towards ending racism in the United States.
We have a lot of work to do. This is a start. Please get in touch if you have any ideas on how we can use our platform to contribute.
The Team @ Planet of the Vapes