N.H.: New state commission is considering criminal justice reforms

Jul 01, 2020

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N.H.: New state commission is considering criminal justice reforms

Gov. Chris Sununu said “every idea should be put on the table” — submit written testimony urging the commission to recommend cannabis legalization as part of police reform!

Last week, a new state commission began meeting to consider issues related to criminal justice policy reform in New Hampshire. Created by executive order by Gov. Chris Sununu, the Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency has been tasked with considering several issues including “the current state of relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and potential steps that can be taken to enhance these relationships.”

Clearly, legalization of cannabis is one reform that would dramatically improve police-community relations. We need to make sure the commission members hear this message loudly, clearly and convincingly from Granite Staters. Please click here to learn more about the commission and for information on how you can submit testimony as a member of the public.

Here, for reference, is a copy of the testimony I submitted to the commission on behalf of MPP.

Please pass this message along to anybody you know who might be interested in sharing their thoughts on cannabis policy and other criminal justice policy reform issues with the commission!