Check out this amazing profile of EON Co-Founder and Ardent CEO Shanel Lindsay by John Hillard in the Boston Globe…
Shanel Lindsay was a rising star in the state’s legal circles in 2009, as the Northeastern University School of Law graduate and former Superior Court law clerk litigated cases for a prestigious Boston law firm on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.
But one day that July — about eight months after Massachusetts voters decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana — Lindsay feared her career was finished after a Sharon police officer spotted medical marijuana in her car during a traffic stop.
She was arrested for pot possession and taken to the town’s police station for booking. She drew upon her legal training: The arrest was a violation of her civil rights, she told the arresting officer. The half-ounce of medical marijuana in her car was less than the legal limit. She argued successfully that she faced a civil fine, not an arrest, she said.