Weldon Angelos on Criminal Justice Reform, Cannabis Prisoners, and His Weed Products

Weldon Angelos on Criminal Justice Reform, Cannabis Prisoners, and His Weed Products

Weldon Angelos of The Weldon Project tells High Society with Paxton Quigley about how he ended up with a 55-year prison sentence for less than an ounce of weed, thanks to mandatory minimum sentencing. Music producer, rap artist, and father of two boys, Weldon was working with Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur’s recording group when he was arrested in Utah in 2003. Twenty-two at the time, Weldon – who had no priors – was in the prime of his life.

Weldon Angelos

 Since his release from federal prison in 2016, after 13 years, Weldon has been making up for lost time with his family, friends, and more specifically his community by setting up several projects that are helping other pot prisoners who’ve been left behind. Weldon has rallied a diverse network of support from a wide range of politicians, activists, entertainment figures, rap music greats, and legal experts. Former NBA champion Kevin Garnett is among Weldon’s close colleagues.

A concrete result of Weldon’s promise to help those left in prison came to pass on June 29, 2020, when former Bad Boy Records rapper, Loon, was released on the strength of a court motion written by Weldon for his compassionate release.

Other of Weldon’s music peers who are joining his reform movement include Ty Dolla $ign, Bad Boy Ent. rapper Loon, Baby Bash, and folks like fashion model Jeremy Meeks (otherwise known as the “Hot Felon” or “Hot Mug Shot Guy”).

Weldon tells Paxton Quigley all about The Weldon Project and MISSION [GREEN] initiative, which aim to raise the bar for awareness, social justice, and social equity by also providing unique ways for cannabis businesses as well as consumers to participate in a nationwide campaign aimed to provide relief to those who have been negatively impacted by prohibition.

Check out the Weldon Project here: https://www.theweldonproject.org/

Listen to Paxton’s interview with Weldon Angelos for the whole story of this fascinating young man.