Hannah Hunter

Hunter is a print and broadcast journalist based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Currently she is a reporter for Kokopelli News and a news anchor/sportscaster with KRWG News 22. Hunter is a senior at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, studying for a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism.

New Mexico’s marijuana record expungement lags behind legalization

Thomas Wescott, 24, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, said he has been rejected by multiple employers due to a six-year-old conviction for marijuana possession. Today, he works at Sol Cannabis, the first cannabis consumption lounge in the state, which recently legalized recreational marijuana. Wescott and others like him are poised to benefit from a law that went into effect last year mandating automatic expungement of nonviolent cannabis-related offenses. 

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