As part of its commitment to restorative justice, multistate cannabis business operator Ayr Wellness Inc. is hosting a free expungement clinic on Juneteenth in Newark.
Held in partnership with cannabis consulting firm Blaze Responsibly, the event is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 at Good Neighbor Baptist Church, located at 100 Chancellor Ave.
For the upcoming clinic, Ayr and Blaze are partnering with the City of Newark and the City Council to offer individuals an opportunity to expunge cannabis-related convictions and other non-violent crimes from their records.
The event will provide access to legal services, connect individuals with re-entry and wrap-around programs and, where possible, offer financial support for obtaining critical documentation and processing fees. Additionally, there will be a team onsite to offer support to veterans, provide healthy meals to attendees and offer help with obtaining IDs.
Registration is required and can be completed by clicking here.
With retail locations in Woodbridge, Union and Eatontown, Florida-based Ayr has one of the largest shares of the recreational use market by footprint in New Jersey.
Tenisha Victor, Ayr’s director of emerging markets, told NJBIZ, “At Ayr, our overarching mission is to be a ‘Force for Good’ in all that we do. That mandate comes from the top and is reflected in the actions and ways of working here in New Jersey.”
“One of the many ways we look to express that is through our expungement clinics and the wraparound services provided at these clinics. We recognize the importance of serving as a responsible operator in this industry, which includes empowering people who have been affected by the War on Drugs, and we intend to continue to use our platform to enact positive change with events like these,” Victor said.