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


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



Join our new club, the Sensible Society

Help us build a more sensible society

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Since SSDP was founded 16 years ago, we’ve seen unprecedented movement away from criminalizing drug users and toward evidence-based policies for young people and adults alike. It’s not just that marijuana policy reform is advancing more quickly than anyone imagined: … more