Las Vegas cannabis dispensary helps free people in prison for non-violent drug crimes – KTNV Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Buried Alive Project has dozens of videos in their archives of people walking out of prison for the first time in more than a decade and hugging their friends and families as a free person outside of the concrete and barbed wire.

It’s the moment co-founder Brittany K. Barnett said makes all of the pro-bono legal work her team puts in to help out worth it.

Every person she has helped was convicted of a non-violent drug crime and sentenced to spend the rest of their life behind bars.

“The most grave impact of this utter failure of a war on drugs to me is the impact on people,” Barnett said. “Human lives. Real people. This isn’t a joke.”

Barnett has helped free more than 50 people who had spent more than a decade in prison for acts that now legal marijuana companies are making millions of dollars doing.

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Barnett said the disparity in justice was best summed up by one of her clients.

“People are selling marijuana today and getting a life savings,” he quoted. “I sold marijuana and got a life sentence.”

That’s exactly why the Jardin Las Vegas Cannabis Dispensary decided to

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