Carl Bergquist

Carl Bergquist is a social justice advocate at root, who has previously focused mostly on the fight for immigrant rights. His work for the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii is rooted in the belief that the War on Drugs is a failed, punitive approach to the issues surrounding drugs.

Hawaii Can And Should Legalize Cannabis

Hawaii Can And Should Legalize Cannabis

Civil Beat’s recent poll on recreational marijuana is at odds with other data and trends.

Marijuana Decriminalization Is Rooted In Social Justice Civil Beat

Marijuana Decriminalization Is Rooted In Social Justice

Turning possession into a civil rather than a criminal offense makes sense for the state’s coffers and aligns with our moral compass.