Betty Aldworth

23
Sep

Letter from Betty Aldworth regarding election to the 4Front Ventures Board of Directors

Today, 4Front Ventures Corp, a publicly held company on the Canadian Securities Exchange, announced my appointment to its Board of Directors. When the invitation came, 4Front’s leadership highlighted the ways I can help strengthen their foundational commitment to advocacy and corporate responsibility while contributing my experience in governance and regulatory compliance. I’m tremendously excited to see how we can generate

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10
May

What topics should SSDP leadership discuss? Vote today!

Each year, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Strategy Summit convenes our board and staff, along with invited students and alumni, to review our progress over the last year, set our goals for the coming year, and engage in other high-level discussions related to the organization and our work. This year, as part of our ongoing efforts to engage our

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31
Dec

Today is the deadline to double your support for SSDP

2019 is nearly here, and there’s still time to make a gift to Students for Sensible Drug Policy before our match deadline tonight. We know you’re receiving lots of messages from deserving non-profits right now, but I’d like to take a moment to tell you why SSDP is uniquely important and share some of our plans for the new year.

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7
Nov

Last night was a victory for our movement

Congratulations to all of our allies and colleagues on their promising election results! Students for Sensible Drug Policy was honored to support the four statewide cannabis initiatives this year by running the national youth GOTV phone banks, placing calls to nearly 13,000 voters in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah. In Michigan, our Field Manager Nick Zettell ‘09 mobilized on

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7
Aug

August 5, 2018 amendment to the bylaws

In July 2018, in the course of a routine transition in the service of a student member of the board, the Executive Committee noticed that the SSDP Congress had recently elected two persons who were technically not qualified to serve. To permit the service of the persons elected by Congress and avoid disruption of the operation of the board of

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4
Jan

We can stop Sessions

Earlier today, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the set of memos that cannabis reformers have counted on to protect the will of the voters in 29 states where cannabis has been legalized for medical or adult use. Sessions has spent his career demonizing marijuana and the people who use it. Now he wields the power of the Department of

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29
Nov

Drug checking in a prohibition culture

Unknown and adulterated substances are one of the many needless and grotesque cruelties of the War on Drugs, putting people at extraordinary risk that could be so easily avoided if drug checking were both legal and readily available. Approximately 80% of nightlife drugs are adulterated. Two new novel psychoactive substances are discovered in the global drug market every week. Fentanyl

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11
Nov

On Veteran’s Day, a tribute to the Chair of the SSDP Board

By Katie Stone ’09 “Civic duty” is, strangely enough, a loaded term. We say that if we vote, that we are then entitled to complain. We say that jury duty is annoying, and we do everything we can to avoid it. We say that “duty” sounds too much like obligation, so we scoff at those who oblige us to anything

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18
Aug

SSDP’s Event Participation Guidelines

Students for Sensible Drug Policy recognizes that ending the War on Drugs rests on building an inclusive community dedicated to consciously addressing the disparate impacts of the War on Drugs and the ways in which its policies have marginalized specific, targeted people and communities, most particularly people and communities of color. We are committed to working with allies across ethnic,

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2
Aug

Cannabis prohibition is 80 today

It’s time to retire.  One day before the 80th anniversary of federal cannabis prohibition, Senator Corey Booker introduced groundbreaking legislation to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. This bill is not the first to propose doing so — but it is the first to do so with the explicit intent of targeting the racist origins and continued racist

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