The Oregon Cannabis Association emphatically acknowledges that the war on drugs has disproportionately impacted communities of color. The OCA is committed to supporting impacted communities through our membership, programming, legislative changes, and criminal justice reform.
We stand against racism.
We challenge power structures that seek to deny Black people to be seen, heard and simply live.
Recognizing institutional racism is key to our survival and we cannot remain silent. We pledge to fight for justice. We will amplify those that are silenced, support where it is needed, and step aside when the story is not ours to tell.
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With the implementation of SB 420 and an expedited process for expunging marijuana crimes, the Oregon Cannabis Association is launching a year long program to host free expungement clinics to help people clear their records.
EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC & JOB FAIR
July date: TBA
The Oregon Cannabis Association and the Multnomah Public Defenders Office are joining together to sponsor a free expungement day. People with prior convictions that can be expunged will be teamed with lawyers to help them navigate the process.
Along with the expungement clinic, a job fair sponsored by Nu Leaf Project, Goundworks Industries (owners of Serra, Electric Lettuce and Pruf Cultivar), and GreenForce Staffing, will be on hand to collect resumes and meet with potential employees.
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