Aired September 19th, 2020 11:00 AM iHeart Radio | Matt Simon is a Legislative Analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). He has been working since 2007 to reform marijuana laws in New Hampshire, lobbying and organizing in support of medical marijuana legislation that finally passed into law in 2013 (after having been vetoed by the governor in both 2009 and 2012).
From 2007-2010, Matt served as executive director for the New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy. In 2011, he worked as New Hampshire communications director for Governor Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign, and in December 2011, he began working as a legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project.
A former college English instructor, Matt believes respectful and effective communication is key to successful reform efforts. In 2013, his efforts bore fruit in Vermont as well as in New Hampshire; Matt was heavily involved in the successful campaign for Vermont’s new decriminalization law.
Matt is currently advocating in support of reforms in New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia, Massachusetts, and Kentucky. He lives in Goffstown, New Hampshire and holds a Master’s degree in English from West Virginia University.
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