The Green Rush Podcast: Stephanie Shepard, Partnerships Manager and Director on the Board with Last Prisoner Project (Advertising Feature)

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Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, and a weekly conversation at the intersection of cannabis, psychedelics, the capital markets and culture. 

This week Anne and Nick had the honor of speaking with Stephanie Shepard, Partnerships Manager and Director on the Board with Last Prisoner Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. In addition to her work at Last Prisoner Project, Stephanie is herself a survivor of the War on Drugs, having been sentenced in 2010 to 10 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for a non-violent cannabis-related crime.

The Green Rush was first introduced to Stephanie through CannabizTeam, the premier executive search and staffing firm, and ongoing partner with Last Prisoner Project. 

In this episode, Anne and Nick connected with Stephanie to talk about the challenges she faced reintegrating into society following her sentence, how she began working with the Last Prisoner Project in the fight for restorative justice and actions the industry can begin taking to aid those still being victimized by the criminalization of cannabis. In addition the three discuss Joe Biden’s missed opportunity to make a greater impact on the cannabis movement with his most recent announcement and the 2022 midterm elections.  

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Stephanie Shepard, Partnership Director with Last Prisoner Project. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich of KCSA Strategic Communications. 

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

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