Ministry of Extraction Episode #2 with Betty Aldworth: Students for Sensible Drug Policy, War on Drugs, and Cannabis
Ministry of Extraction sheds light on the various interactions connected to the extraction phase of the seed to consumption journey. We hold conversations with scientists, inventors, engineers, marketers, chemists, farmers, and visionaries to understand the various approaches and interactions with cannabis plants and most importantly the human factor throughout the extraction experience.
On Episode #2, we drop into a flow with Betty Aldworth and Matthew Anderson as we discuss the connections between SSDP, the war on drugs, and cannabis.
Betty Aldworth joined the SSDP team in February 2014 as Executive Director and has since led the organization through its most substantial growth: the member base and campuses on which SSDP is present have doubled; staff and offices supporting those members have tripled; global presence has quadrupled; as a result the policy change and education efforts members are leading have grown immeasurably.
Since 2009, Betty has specialized in community outreach, public relations, advocacy, and policy reform as a consultant to or staffer for cannabis-related businesses and nonprofit organizations. She served as spokesperson and advocacy director for Colorado’s successful 2012 Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the collaborative committee responsible for legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults in Colorado, and was the Deputy Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association in 2013, the organization’s fastest year of growth. Prior to her work in marijuana policy and medical cannabis, she was a volunteer leadership professional with some of Denver’s most well-respected nonprofit organizations, ultimately leading a team of 4,000 volunteers who contributed over 40,000 hours of service annually.
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