Lead the Marijuana Legalization Movement

Apr 13, 2018 , , , ,

The Marijuana Policy Project is looking for our next Executive Director to run the nation’s leading marijuana policy reform organization! We are taking advantage of our first-ever change in executive leadership to cast the widest net possible so we can find just the right person to lead us into the future at this critical juncture in marijuana policy.

We are looking for a leader with a personal commitment to marijuana policy reform and individual liberty who has the drive, skills, and experience to end marijuana prohibition. Marijuana reform is one of the country’s most popular and bipartisan issues, with public support more than doubling over the last 20 years. The opportunity has never been greater to make historic changes to the nation’s marijuana laws.

The Executive Director will lead the team responsible for over half of the current medical marijuana and adult use legalization laws in the country. The position develops and implements the organization’s political strategy and goals in conjunction with the staff and Board of Directors. Ensuring fiscal stability is a major part of the job, and the ideal candidate will have a track record of successful fundraising and a demonstrated ability to run a fast-paced, mission-driven organization of 20 or more employees with a primary focus on changing laws.

Find the full job description here.

Interested parties should contact [email protected] with a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.

Matthew Schweich, the current executive director, is committed to leading the organization until his successor has been named. He will then focus his attention on the Michigan and Utah ballot initiatives campaigns. Mr. Schweich joined MPP in early 2015 as the director of state campaigns, and he was the campaign director for the 2016 legalization ballot initiative campaigns in Maine and Massachusetts, and also worked on the 2016 Nevada campaign. He was named executive director of MPP in November 2017.

6 responses to “Lead the Marijuana Legalization Movement”

  1. Can I nominate myself. I have a Ph.D. in Neuro-Pharmacology from Dartmouth Medical School and went on to do Post-doc research and obtained a Junior Faculty position at Yale University in the department of Neurosurgery. I am a current Medical Cannabis user in the State of Connecticut and have been using cannabis since I was 13 years old. I am 59! I also have a business in RI called Botanical Solutions LLC, where we legally grow cannabis as caregivers. Not only do I have a unique understanding of the Biology, Physiology and Pharmacology of cannabis and cannabiniod receptors, but the states Medical program literally saved my life. I’m a participant in the CT-Norml group and am I’m all on board to dedicating the rest of my line to moving this situation over the goal line. Please LMK if I can be of service to MMP.

  2. Ahoy, is there an age limit for this position, I’m 73, been a avid proponent for this wonderfully amazing product and thats despite having to procure it from illegal sources for the past fifty some years, or gorilla grow it.

    I introduced my two younger brothers to it in the 60s, one a lawyer, the other a doctor now.

    Great work you all have done for health, freedom, and justice here in a nation of ‘hard heads’
    Thank you, and may the Good Lord keep you strong!

  3. Hopefully the new director will be able to get through to the good old boy network that runs our great state of Texas. There is no reason why I should have to take powerful pain killers when something like marajuana might be of benefit to me. No one dies from marajuana. Thank you.

  4. Cannabis must be rescheduled to equal that of tobacco and Alcohol. Cannabis is an amazing pain medication, the perfect medical enhancement for extra energy that’s needed when I wake up, drinking tea, thinking all the while, how much I’d love to go back to bed… A couple puffs of a decent Sativa and I have new found energy and all muscle stiffness is gone. I suffer from a multitude of diseases that greatly respond in the positive effects of Cannabis. This is a drug with great usability for baby-boomers and others in need of a drug WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS.

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