'Free the Homies' effort pushes to end marijuana-related incarcerations

The partnership between cannabis grower Solstice and artist Teddy “Stat” Phillips features designs raising awareness about people still serving time.

SEATTLE — A collaboration between Seattle-based artist Teddy “Stat” Phillips and Washington cannabis grower Solstice aims to draw attention to what they say is a contradiction in need of correction: people still incarcerated on marijuana-related offenses while cannabis, as an industry, rakes in billions.

Since its inception in 2010, Solstice has seen an evolution in attitudes toward, and laws surrounding, cannabis, but says a widely varying patchwork of policies still exists nationwide. The company began serving patients who used medical marijuana and grew from there.

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