Master P has great plans involving paid tribute to a Louisiana native. Louisianna native, Fate Vincent Winslow found himself convicted to life in prison for $20 worth of marijuana and now Master P and his fellow friends want to celebrate is life by turning 5/20 into a national holiday. May of this year, Fate Vincent Winslow died only shortly after being released early from incarceration in 2020.
Master P and his plans
Master P announced, “One of the guys (Mr. Winslow) that I had doing this Cannabis Freedom Day [with]…the guy got killed a couple days ago. We gonna really celebrate him. He was in prison since 2008 for having a $20 bag of weed on him. He just got out in December and he got killed the other day. I want to bring awareness, you know, helping prisoners when they get out. There’s so many of us locked down from marijuana when its legal in 34 states,” he told AllHipHop. “This is what I am trying to do.”
“We are doing this for people in these states that’s still incarcerated for marijuana,” Master P continued. “And then we’re celebrating by making 5/20 another holiday.”
“We have to make sure that this injustice doesn’t happen to more people. We need to increase awareness, help educate our culture and help prepare the imprisoned for freedom,” Master P stated. “Anyone who is incarcerated for a small amount of cannabis and is fighting this injustice still, we want to help them gain their freedom back.”
Difference between 4/20 and 5/20
You see, the difference between 4/20 and 5/20 is that 5/20 is slang for exotic marijuana, expressly around 5:20pm and the date May 20th. “Everybody’s smoking exotic on 5/20,” P said. He also indicated that he was in celebratory mode for one of his “Brothers-in-Hip-Hop”, Busta Rhymes. “May 20th is also Busta Rhymes’ birthday so we gonna do some things together too.”
As the The CMO of The Ice Cream Shop, Master P says in a press statement, “Cannabis legalization has become more and more widespread, over 60,000 cannabis-related convictions have been reduced or fully dismissed in California, where cannabis is legal. As of 2021, 34 states have decriminalized cannabis, eliminating the risk of jail time for possession of small amounts. In states where cannabis is still illegal, a person arrested for cannabis can end up with a permanent criminal record, which can strip them of various essential opportunities like employment, housing, financial aid, and even child custody.”
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