Multistate cannabis company Ayr Wellness is holding expungement clinics in five states on February 25 and 26. The Changing Legacies series is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program and the company is partnering with community and non-profit organizations on the endeavor.
The event in Hartford, Connecticut on February 25, in partnership with Councilwoman Tiana Hercules, Lady Jane, UConn Law, and Rooted Community Education Group, will be held at Capitol Community College from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Massachusetts event on February 25, in partnership with MassCultivatED, will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Connexion United Methodist Church in Somerville.
In New Jersey, the event will be held in partnership with Blaze Responsibly on February 25 at 1579 Irving Street, Rahway from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In New York, the event is a partnership with Center for Community Alternatives which will be held at BKLYN Commons on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Pennsylvania clinic is in partnership with Cannabis Noire and will take place on February 25 at Cedar Works, located at 4919 Pentridge Street, Philadelphia.
Participants must pre-register for the Connecticut and New Jersey events, while walk-ins are permitted at the Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania clinics.
In a statement, Khari Edwards, head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ayr Wellness, said the Changing Legacies program’s goal “is to empower those most harmed by the War on Drugs with a fresh start.”
“Despite shifting public sentiment in favor of cannabis and an ever-evolving legislative and regulatory landscape, far too many individuals continue to face significant barriers to housing, employment, social services and more because of non-violent cannabis convictions.” — Edwards in a press release
Each expungement clinic will provide attendees with access to legal services, connect individuals with re-entry and wrap-around programs and, where applicable, offer financial support for obtaining critical documentation and processing fees.
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