As New Hampshire Considers Cannabis Legalization, Economic Justice Fades From View

By Hadley Barndollar & Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin on June 13, 2023

It was 2011 when Devin Alexander was arrested for possessing marijuana. He was a senior in high school, and almost instantly his plans to join the U.S. Air Force went up in smoke.

More than a decade later, three letters precede Alexander’s name: CEO, of a cannabis delivery company based in Newton, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of the state’s first Social Equity Program cohort, intended to create pathways for those most impacted by the War on Drugs to launch careers in the very same, now-legal industry.

Across the border in New Hampshire, there are countless individuals like Alexander – people whose lives have been interrupted and their plans thwarted by a drug that 23 states have since legalized.

– Read the entire article at New Hampshire Bulletin.