In celebration of the 4/20 holiday, cannabis platform Eaze
for America today announced a first-of-its kind partnership to help
clear 250,000 criminal records through the nonprofit’s Clear My Record
To kick off the partnership, Eaze will donate $4.20 for every delivery
on April 20, up to $100,000, to Code for America’s “Justice
at Scale” campaign to support the clearance of an estimated 250,000
low-level, drug-related criminal records. Eaze and Code for America will
also explore ways the company can provide engineering support to clear
millions of low-level records across the United States.
The partnership gives Eaze customers the ability to help address
widely-acknowledged errors from the War on Drugs and reduce the negative
impact of cannabis-related convictions while celebrating legal cannabis
during 4/20 week.
“Technology can help address the devastating impact of the War on
Drugs,” said Jennifer Lujan, Director of Social Impact at Eaze.
“Partnering with Code for America has an immediate impact, and is just
one way we can all work together to create an equitable and sustainable
Code for America’s Clear My Record technology opens the door to
automatic record clearance at scale. Using the tool, governments are now
able to read criminal records and determine eligibility for thousands of
convictions in just a few minutes, as opposed to weeks, months, or even
years. In California, Code for America is focused on the hundreds of
thousands of individuals eligible for expungement under Proposition 64;
beyond that, Code for America is focused on helping millions of people
nationally get a fresh start.
“Millions of Americans are eligible to clear their records, but the
process of record clearance is complicated and costly,” said Evonne
Silva, Senior Director, Criminal Justice and Workforce Development, at
Code for America. “Our partnership with Eaze will help open the door to
jobs, housing and opportunity for hundreds of thousands of Californians
by making record clearance automatic.”
Eaze’s social impact efforts include partnerships with Oakland’s
Hood Incubator and the San
Francisco AIDS Foundation, $1 million to support the Bay Area’s
cannabis industry, and an
ongoing 25% discount for all U.S. veterans.
Wellness are cannabis marketplaces that connect adult consumers with
licensed retailers and products. We are on a mission to enhance safe
access to legal cannabis, educate people about cannabis as a tool for
wellness, and drive smart cannabis policies. Learn more at www.eaze.com/about.
ABOUT CODE FOR AMERICA
Code for America believes government must work for the people and by the
people in the digital age, starting with the people who need it most.
They build digital services that enhance government capabilities and
help others do the same across all levels of government. Code for
America has goals of clearing 250,000 eligible convictions nationwide by
the end of the 2019 and a 21st century government that
effectively and equitably serves All Americans. For more information
about Code for America, go to codeforamerica.org.