Community members and lawyers alike, join Team Emancipate’s Dedan and Jaelyn next Thursday (4/20) at 6:00pm to learn why you or your client shouldn’t always plead guilty to marijuana-related charges.

The core of our Don’t Plead to Weed campaign is this: in North Carolina, the State Crime Lab can’t tell the difference between illegal weed and legal hemp. They’re both cannabis. The State has to pay for an expensive private lab test to prove the difference. And the State doesn’t have the money for that. They have real crimes to solve.

Weed charges disproportionately affect Black and brown people because of racial profiling and disparate policing practices. In some cases, fighting the charge can be a way to push back against this discriminatory criminalization.

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