Executive Director

Betty Aldworth

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Betty Aldworth joined the SSDP team in February 2014 as Executive Director. In 2012, Betty was the spokesperson and advocacy director for Colorado’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the first to make marijuana legal for adult use. She served as deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association in 2013, where she was responsible for developing NCIA’s then-nascent educational programming and framing the national conversation about the marijuana industry. In 2014, she became executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the international network of more than 3,000 students dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. Prior to her work in cannabis and drug policy, Betty spent a decade motivating and engaging volunteers as a nonprofit leadership professional in Denver, CO.

 


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Blog posts by Betty


Launching phase 1 of our Career Services Program

Add an SSDP intern to your team this summer.

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Since the day we announced I’d be the new executive director at SSDP, people have been asking me how they can tap into our amazing student network to find passionate, dedicated, proven new employees and interns. After a year of … more


Thanks to you, the Campus Campaign is launching in June

Posted on: March 1, 2015

It’s late, but we wanted to let you know right away, because: WOW! The SSDP family really came through on this one. Thanks to you, a committed donor from California will be matching the first $50,000 you gave to support the 2015-2016 … more


Let's Be Sensible About MDMA

Posted on: February 27, 2015

From the Huffington Post: Every weekend across the U.S., 21 million college students make choices about how they are going to party. Will it be a sober night, or will they choose to consume alcohol or another drug of unknown … more


Regarding the incident at Wesleyan University

Posted on: February 25, 2015

With regard to the incident at Wesleyan University, Students for Sensible Drug Policy declines to comment on the ongoing criminal investigation. The Wesleyan chapter of SSDP was re-established in 2013 by Andrew Olson, who is its current co-president along with … more


Vilmarie, SSDP, and Mental Health Services

Posted on: December 23, 2014

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Board of Directors is comprised of some of the brightest, most dedicated young drug policy reformers in the world. They share a commitment to ending the War on Drugs, but each of them goes about … more


Eric's story

Posted on: December 13, 2014

One of my favorite things about Students for Sensible Drug Policy is sharing the stories of the amazing and inspirational young people I get to work with every day. Eric is one of those young people, and I’m pleased to … more


SSDP's Campus Campaign

Expanding our network and our impact with strategically targeted growth

Posted on: November 30, 2014

Update 12/29/14: An anonymous donor from California is so excited about the Campus Campaign that they pledged to match every dollar raised for the 2015-2016 campaign, up to $50,000! Make your gift online today to double your impact and support the … more


SSDP's Career Services Program

Posted on: September 22, 2014

CEO, The ArcView Group. Deputy Sheriff, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Founder and Chairman, Marijuana Majority. Managing Partner, 4Front Advisors. Assistant Director, Arlington County Department of Health and Human Services. Government Affairs Director, Americans for Safe Access. Senior Campaigner, Change.org. Chief Operating Officer, Berkeley Patients Group. Digital Marketing Manager, Cato Institute. Director, Center for Social Responsibility, Jewish Federation of Greater … more


Young entrepreneurs & the legal marijuana industry

Posted on: June 13, 2014

Students for Sensible Drug Policy has long held a unique space in the drug policy reform movement: The work that our members do on their campuses and in their states prepares them to be leaders in not only drug policy … more