Black-owned cannabis brand, 40 Tons, is thrilled to announce that Corvain Cooper was released from federal prison last night, after having his sentence commuted early yesterday morning by President Trump.
Corvain was sentenced under the harsh three strikes law which resulted in his sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent marijuana offense. The father of two had been incarcerated since his arrest in 2013. In 2020, the social-impact cannabis brand 40 Tons was launched as an homage to Corvain and to advocate for his freedom, as well as for all those languishing behind bars for unjust cannabis sentences while others freely profit from the same activity. 40 Tons was instrumental in bringing awareness and momentum to Corvain’s plight.
Today, that hard work has paid off with Corvain’s release after eight years of incarceration. The brand’s founder, Loriel Alegrete, was all too familiar with this injustice. Her husband Anthony also served time in federal prison for a nonviolent cannabis offense. Alegrete says, “As a mother of three who has experienced having a partner incarcerated for cannabis, it was imperative that we do everything we can to get Corvain home to his daughters.”