Weldon Angelos was a 23 year music producer on the path, already working with legends Snoop Dogg and Tupac (Watch the “We from the LBC” video feat Weldon Angelos). Setup by the feds, he was busted selling less than $900 worth of cannabis in Utah and sentenced in 2004 to 55 years Federal time based on the statue 924(C) stacking.
In May 2016 after 13 years in federal prison (including a 3 month solitary confinement) Weldon was released after many requests to the White House, support from the sentencing judge Paul G Cassel, The Constituion Project and celebrities Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg with a push by Charles Koch and Senator Mike Lee. Weldon decided upon his release that he was going to fight for the inmates he left behind, citing Luke Scarmazzo who is doing 22 years for running a dispensary in California. Mission [GREEN] part of The Weldon Project is dedicated to funding social change and financial aid for those still serving time for cannabis related offenses.
Weldon continues his pursuit in cannabis by launching REEForm a California cannabis brand aimed at donating $100 (on an inmates books) per inmate incarcerated for a cannabis offense. Under the moniker “it’s time for criminal justice REEForm”. Distributed by Calyx Distribution, Angelos looks to provide financial relief to those still left behind bars. Kush Supply Co started a social equity program after hearing about Weldon’s story and felt he should be the first recipient of it providing assistance with packaging costs.
All of us in the cannabis industry need to step up, people are still serving prison sentences while we enjoy the legalization of the plant. Make sure to visit The Weldon Project and support Mission [GREEN] with a donation. Follow Weldon on Instagram @WeldonAngelos. Dispensaries check out REEForm Cannabis distributed by Calyx Distribution and on Instagram @Ree_form.