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$3.5

BILLION

 Estimated annual economic impact for NY State cannabis industry

94%

Of marijuana arrests by NYPD in 2020 were made up of people of color.

60K

+

Industry-related job opportunities expected.

1500

CJEI TEE PROGRAM graduates annually at scale.

New York's adult-use cannabis legalization expunged hundreds of thousands of criminal convictions for cannabis. Yet, these citizens, and their communities, disproportionately justice-harmed, are not equipped to overcome the systemic barriers to access the resulting economic opportunities to repair their lives.

 

 

TAKING
THE INITIATIVE

OUR MISSION

CJEI is a community-based organization devoted to justice and equity.

Our mission is to empower justice-impacted communities with training and education to access economic opportunities in New York’s cannabis industry.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

"IT
TAKES A VILLAGE"

Our goal is to develop a skilled labor force of 1500 candidates annually coming from the communities disproportionately impacted. We strive to create a pipeline for access to related employment opportunities in & from the cannabis market.

THE TRAINING, EDUCATION, & EMPLOYMENT
(TEE) PROGRAM

A FREE comprehensive 16-week training and education certificate program that includes curriculum topics such as:

Cultivation

Workforce Protections

Retail & Sales Operations

Career Development

Opportunities
in Ancillary Industries

Entrepreneurship 

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“It’s really healing for me.
I trust the program.
CJEI is showing me A to Z in this industry and where I can fit with my skills from my own history.
This is it for me.”

Aaron, Graduate 2023

JUSTICE-        IMPACTED

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TERRANCE COFFIE

Co-Founder,

Executive Director

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JEFFERY HOFFMAN

Co-Founder, Counsel,

CJEI Justice Lab

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SEAN
FARROW

Co-Founder, Counsel,

CJEI Justice Lab

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JAMIL MYRIE

Co-Founder,

Chief Operating Officer

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KEVIN
FOSTER

Agency Engagement Officer

At CJEI, we are bold pioneers transforming the cannabis industry.

Meet the team.

OUR SERVANT-LEADERSHIP TEAM

THANK YOU TO OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS

BCBA
CORNELL UNIV. SCHOOL OF IRL
UNION SQUARE TRAVEL AGENCY
NYS DEPT. OF LABOR
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
PHARMACANN
EXODUS TRANSITIONAL COMMUNITY
MANHATTAN BORO. PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

Your donations are the lifeblood in supporting our organization. When you donate to CJEI, we are able to continue funding our mission and transforming lives. 

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