Drug Policy Alliance Partnership
At Baked Bros™, our mission is to enrich the quality of life of our diverse patients by providing consistently dosed, strain-specific, high-quality medicine in the cannabis community. We will work to not only be a leader of quality medicine, but a leader in educating the community, advocating for the progressive reform of cannabis, and removing the negative notion of this beautiful alternative medicine.
In light of recent events, we have looked to our mission statement for clarity on how we can help our country and all its inhabitants, in particular, Black and Latino Americans. We have focused on providing quality medicine to our diverse patients over the years and now is the time to focus on drug law reform and removing the stigma associated with cannabis.
Baked Bros has partnered with the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization that’s sole purpose is to end the war on drugs. No single group has done more to reform cannabis and help end the war on drugs. We have thought about this decision carefully, as we believe in long term solutions that will make the largest impact for the people most affected by the drug war. As long as simple drug possession is seen as a crime rather than a mental health or personal liberty issue, we will continue to see the most vulnerable members of our population disproportionately affected.
For reference on how the Drug Policy Alliance has played an instrumental role in helping protect U.S. citizens against unjust drug laws, below are a few examples of the work they have done to date:
Our Partnership with the Drug Policy Alliance will include:
Why It Matters
According to a 2020 analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union, Black Americans are 3.64 times more likely than White Americans to be arrested for marijuana possession but are no more likely to use the drug.
In every single state in America, Black Americans were found to be more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession, and in some states, Black Americans were up to almost ten times more likely to be arrested. In 31 states, racial disparities were larger in 2018 than they were in 2010.
In Arizona, Hispanics make up 60% of the people sent to prison for marijuana possession while only making up 31% of the Arizona population and again are no more likely to use the drug than any other group.
Baked Bros is committed now more than ever to help in the fight to reform our countries policies around the criminalization of personal drug use. We firmly believe these actions will make a massive impact on the relationship between our police and our citizens, leading to reductions in police brutality and mass incarceration. Where there is chaos, there is also an opportunity for change and we are aligned with all those who seek to implement positive change.
In summary, we believe that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” let us all work together to become beacons of light that fill the world with love rather than hate.