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22. Cannabis Policy Activism with Robert Hofmann

February 2, 2021

This week I speak to Rob Hofmann, who is the Movement Building Fellow for the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Regions with the Students for Sensible Drug Policy or SSDP. SSDP is “the largest global youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs.” (source

This is the first of the episodes on the topic of cannabis legalization. With Rob, we’re going to talk about cannabis policy more broadly and what constitutes well-thought out legislation in his eyes. 

The conversation with Rob starts with how he got involved in drug policy activism in the first place. We then talk about the ballot measures from election day in November 2020 and the MORE Act that passed through the House of Representatives on Friday, December 4th. Rob and I then talked about some general cannabis policy priorities going into 2021 and 2022. We also touch on the topic of coops and the role that they can play. 

If you’re interested in getting involved in SSDP, you can reach out to Rob on I also added links to SSDP in the show notes. You can learn more about SSDP on their site ( or by following them on Twitter (@ssdpglobal). 

Feel free to reach out to me over email ( or via Twitter (@DrugsHistory). 

Be well!