Sunset Lake CBD logo on blue with the text "Let's end the war on marijuana"

At Sunset Lake CBD we have a crisis of conscience. We are privileged white people in Vermont who are now in business and profiting off of lawful cannabis. All while millions have been and continue to be harmed by the war on drugs. Our personal values and those as a company dictate that we advocate for criminal marijuana law reform. Marijuana should be:

  • Descheduled and removed from the controlled substance list.

  • Marijuana convictions should be expunged and current prisoners released from incarceration.

  • Efforts made to rehabilitate and compensate those harmed by heavy-handed drug policies.

This fourth of July we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A fundamental American principle and the first amendment of the Constitution is the ability to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. We have decided as a company that ending the war on drugs and more specifically marijuana is the injustice closest aligned with our business that demands attention.

After careful research, we have decided that The Drug Policy Alliance is the non-profit advocacy organization that aligns with our values. Their vision statement is:

“The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Sunset Lake CBD strives to be a part of the marijuana law reform effort. The United States should have safe and regulated marijuana markets constituted in science and public wellness and not in criminal law. The war on marijuana has disenfranchised and harmed millions of people and disproportionately people of color. It is a corrupt stain on this country’s recent history. Morally it is imperative to work with organizations like the Drug Policy Alliance that promote a comprehensively ethical and inclusive cannabis industry.

That is why Sunset Lake CBD is donating 4.20% of all online sales to the Drug Policy Alliance for the month of July.

Cy Kupersmith

Director of Sales & Sustainability