POW420 cannabis reform is gaining momentum, but we need your help! Become a POW420 supporter to help us educate leaders about these unfair and ineffective punishments for marijuana offenders Here’s what you can do:

  • Join our Email List ~ The Prohibition Times to stay up-to-date on all the newest changes to sentencing laws, court decisions, legislation, and advocacy. The Prohibition Times is also a quarterly newsletter sent to every POW420 on our list.

  • Donate: support POW420 mission to end cannabis Prohibition by donations and help us spread the message that No-one belongs in jail for a plant.

  • Register to Vote: learn about Jury Duty, Jury Nullification, Jury Immunity, and how you can stop people from going to jail for unjust marijuana laws.

  • Spread the Word: learn more about POW420s and ending cannabis prohibition and tell your family, friends, and community about this important issue.

  • Share your Story: we want to hear from you. Share your story with POW420 and show others the human face of this failed war against cannabis.

  • Watch our Calendar: visit our calendar to find out where we are- follow Team Green. Learn what we’re doing and how you can engage with POW420 in person.

  • Join POW420 Birthday Driveis designed to help you reach out by simply sending a birthday card. Being in prison is hard being in prison for cannabis is unjust and we need to show our support. Show some love to our POW420's today. 

  • Made by a Marijuana Prisoner: this page features tems made by our brothers and sisters locked up for cannabis. They will all be available for purchase ~ money is sent back to the artist so they can continue to make art while in prison. 


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  • Betty DeJohn
    commented 2019-06-08 16:51:02 -0700
    My son is Anthony DeJohn and you have him listed under Colorado. The story line is incorrect. He is not from Ohio and has never been involved in cocaine. The story you have posted is not him. Please correct. Call me for information.
  • margie ridgen
    commented 2019-01-31 22:31:14 -0800
    I just wanna share my experience in medical marijuana and it helps me deal with my health conditions. I’ve been suffering from chronic pain for how many years, but then when I learned that medical marijuana can help and cure sickness such mine like this article about a marijuana strain CBD and THC are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. If this is true I can’t find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy.
  • rohan setty
    @rohan_setty tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-19 04:04:05 -0800
  • Carlos Rodriguez
    commented 2017-07-29 09:18:56 -0700
    I’m epileptic and I really hate taking pills for my condition
  • Diane Gracely
    commented 2017-07-26 10:41:54 -0700
    We patients of Florida need to be able to grow our own plants and make some of our own medicine to keep the costs down. The patients who truly need cannabis for a better quality of life without opiates are on Social Security Disability (limited income) and we cannot afford our monthly cannabis medicine without some help. Allowing us to grow some plants woould be a huge help to so many of us.
  • Carlos Javier
    commented 2017-07-26 05:53:48 -0700
    Patients who need medical marijuana need their rights to use it as they feel is good for them, and not what a government or a doctor says is right for them . They should have the right to smoke, eat, drink, or whatever a patient prefers. The patient, most importantly should have the right to grow medical marijuana for themselves! Most patients that need Medical marijuana can not afford $20 $30, or as much as $80 dollars a day to pay the current commercial sales prices, while meeting their daily needs for their continuing treatment. For example, in the state of Michigan their laws allow for commercial sales, as well as sales by caregivers as well. The commercial market includes licensed growers, and sales. A caregiver is a person who has a license that specifically grows for a person. A caregiver can grow for other patients and only sell and grow to those patients, or a person that this person has chosen to grow for them, who must has a medical marijuana license. A person who has a medical marijuana card may also choose to grow marijuana for themselves . These rights should be available to patients in Puerto Rico. The state of Colorado has laws that pertain to the rights of all people, as well a patients’ rights for medical marijuana. In Colorado there are sales for medical and recreation use, but most importantly, the patients can grow for themselves to keep their medical costs down, people around the US have moved to Colorado because of there patient rights, and many people have who moved to Michigan for this same reason. Most states have legalized medical marijuana for an alternative way or use of natural none-processed medicine that has proven to be beneficial, and many are living today because of the use of medical marijuana, with a better quality of life, with clean, clinically proven reduction in pain symptoms. In most states that have legalized medical marijuana the patient can grow for themselves, and we hope that patients in Puerto Rico will someday benefit from the same rights.
  • Byron Harrington
  • Byron Harrington
    commented 2017-01-05 22:30:08 -0800
    Prohibition is a crime against humanity ! Our government is the criminal for doing this to its people ! Time we ban together n file a class action law suite against the federal government , DEA, State, n local government n hold them accountable for the crimes they have committed against the American people ! They are the criminals not cannabis users .. United we would win ! The data is there to back us in the suite ! Let’s make them pay for us n all mistreated Americans n for the people who’s lives could have been saved over the years but we’re lost due to the evil greedy federal politicians ! Time to become a swarm n go after them ! Jury trial only n we will win !
  • Paul Westmoreland
    commented 2016-05-26 03:49:07 -0700
    In the early ’90s I was in prison for 76 marijuana plants that I was sentenced as thou it was 163 lbs. We all know that is an unreasonable amount from 76 plants, but that is what the sentencing guidelines called for. I set out to help get this changed and with help from the then newly formed Marijuana Policy Project and Families Against Mandatory Minimums we managed to change the guideline that said one plant was equal to 1000 grams to one plant being equal to 100 grams. Because I had the time on my hands I sent out several hundred letters asking people to help get this change (example of a letter can be found at or google Paul Westmoreland 43766-019) The point being that even though you are locked up there are still things you can do to bring about change.
  • Diane Gracely
    commented 2016-04-30 05:06:57 -0700
    I’m fighting for legalization Worldwide. Stop the war on cannabis NOW.
  • Julian Verderber
    commented 2016-01-26 18:01:43 -0800
    Free this guy! Thanx to pharma and the food and drug admin for taking his freedom away. Meanwhile thousands are being killed by drunk drivers. IDIOTS
  • Willow Oliver
    commented 2016-01-06 10:07:38 -0800
    Excellent. I really appreciate Debi Harper’s comment .
  • Debi Harper
    commented 2015-11-03 13:09:37 -0800
    We need to research our Judges and District Attorneys before election time. We have some really messed up people calling the shots. No way to get rid of them except to educate yourself and then vote them out of office. I have been slack as a voter. Not anymore, too much going on out there and if you don’t vote, you really don’t have much right to complain. We need these peaceful people brought home to their family. The meth labs need to go. This is what the Police need to be putting in jail , amongst others. Go look at the wanted fugitives on your county and city jail page, and look how many are habitual drunk drivers, they just keep getting turned out on the street. Find out who these Judges are and send them packing. A federal judge gave a child molester a brief jail sentence and probation, right down the hall, a bear hunter, out of season, went to federal prison and is still there….. It is a travesty what goes on right under our noses, by the people who are suppose to be protecting us. They do exactly what the ones with the money pay them to do. Rigged up and paid off. It is rather scary since I found that out for myself. FREE TODD STIMSON< NOT A CRIMINAL< FAMILY MAN WHO NOW HAS NO WAY TO SUPPORT THEM WHILE LOCKED UP!!!
  • Regina King Vinzant
    commented 2015-10-06 07:00:00 -0700
    Fight for rights .
  • Dennis Boisvert
    commented 2015-07-06 20:31:47 -0700
    Adela thank you nice work