Students for Sensible Drug Policy Archives - Green Market Report

StaffDecember 12, 2018


 Washington D.C.  – 12/12/2018 /AxisWire/ On December 5th, the 85th anniversary of the repeal of alcohol prohibition in the U.S., Students for Sensible Drug Policy announced a match campaign to raise $50,000 before the end of the year. All gifts are being matched until they reach $50,000 by Green Lion Partners and 4Front, both longtime SSDP supporters who are also Esteemed Trustees, their most substantial and prominent supporters.

“It’s imperative for companies in the cannabis industry to be involved in social advocacy. This is an industry that was built on the backs of advocates, and there are still people in jail for the same thing on which many people are profiting. SSDP does tremendous work combating the drug war, and their ability to mobilize young people for the cause is incredible and remarkably impactful. They’re a resourceful organization that transparently puts every dollar donated to efficient and effective use. We encourage those inside and outside of the cannabis industry to get engaged and involved as much as possible.” Jeffrey M. Zucker; Co-Founder, President; Green Lion Partners.

SSDP uses grassroots organizing strategies and centers young voices in the growing conversation about cannabis legalization and broader drug policy reforms. They have been working to reform cannabis laws since 1998 and celebrated their 20th anniversary this year.

“Students for Sensible Drug Policy is quite literally the ground game for the movement to end the War on Drugs. They not only change laws that save lives, the organization trains and cultivates the next generation of reform leaders and provides an educated and motivated workforce for the emerging cannabis industry. Anyone who cares about ending cannabis prohibition or has an interest in marijuana business should make a donation to this great organization. 4Front is proud to match your donation and support SSDP’s important work.” Kris Krane; Co-Founder, President; 4Front.

This fall, SSDP members placed nearly 13,000 phone calls to educate voters in states voting on cannabis reform measures in the midterm elections.

They are currently active on 379 campuses in 33 countries worldwide.

About Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact of drug misuse on our communities, but who also know that the “War on Drugs” is failing our generation and our society.

SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future. SSDP does this while fighting back against counterproductive policies – in particular, those that directly harm students and youth.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s 5000 members advocate for replacing the disastrous War on Drugs with policies rooted in evidence, compassion, and justice.

Media Contact: Zane Bader





Phoenix,  June 5, 2018 /AxisWire/ 4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”), a leading investment and management firm in the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Co-founder and President Kris Krane, has been elected to serve a third term on the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Board of Directors.

The NCIA is the cannabis industry’s largest and most influential trade association, representing the interests of its more than 1,500 members.

Mr. Krane was first elected to his first two-year term on the NCIA’s board in 2014. The board consists of 18 elected directors, plus the executive director, and has oversight over the association’s strategic direction and budget.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to serve on the NCIA board for a third term. The next few years will be some of the most critical the cannabis industry has faced, as we are likely looking at our best opportunity ever to make changes at the federal level on critical issues like banking and 280e reform, and possibly even to end federal marijuana prohibition,” Mr. Krane said. “Those of us who have worked on this issue for decades recognize how crucial the upcoming years will be for this industry and it is imperative that organizations like NCIA be well be a leading, well-funded body that is focused on the task at hand.”

Mr. Krane has been a leader in the cannabis industry for more than 20 years, first on the advocacy side, serving as associate director of NORML from 2000-2005 and executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) from 2006-2009. In 2011, he co-founded 4Front, which quickly earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most successful consulting companies. He also serves on boards of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, and is a Trustee of SSDP. He also writes a regular column for Forbes, and co-hosts the popular Marijuana Today podcast.

About 4Front
4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”) is a leading investment and management firm in the U.S. cannabis sector. It has developed a national platform that consists of a multi-state footprint, including its Mission-branded retail operations, and a far-reaching network of partnership relationships. Led by a group of professionals with experience in finance, real estate, manufacturing, and multi-location retail and hospitality operations, 4Front has invested heavily to assemble a comprehensive collection of management skills and hands-on operating expertise that can support the rapid operational growth opportunity being afforded by the increased legalization of cannabis across the United States as well as internationally. For more information, visit the website.

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KCSA Strategic Communications


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