Over at Hopes&Fears, Rebecca Nison recounts the story of a weed lobbyist. “I consider the drug war, mass incarceration, and reforming the criminal justice system to be the most important issues of our generation—and marijuana legalization is a good chunk of that.”
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In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears’ anonymous interview series, we talked to a pro-weed lobbyist who works at legitimizing the budding industry in the eyes of the law.
I was a volunteer marijuana legalization activist for six or seven years. Now, I get to do professionally what I previously did for free.
This is one of the few social causes tied to an industry, which allows me to spend time in that sweet spot between the business world and the progressive do-gooders. That’s one of the best parts of this job. Everyone I work with is socially conscious. Everyone’s grateful that the industry exists.