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Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2015

Posted: December 14, 2015

The Second Chance Reauthorization Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation with both House and Senate versions having been introduced. If enacted, it would make some nonviolent prisoners eligible to be transferred out of a federal correctional facilities and into … more

Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

Posted: November 10, 2015

In keeping with the recent trend of bipartisan support for various criminal justice reforms at the federal level, the Sentencing Reform Act of 2015 would seek to address the nation’s ever-increasing, and historically unprecedented rate of incarceration. This legislation would … more

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015

Posted: November 4, 2015

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently introduced a bill to the U.S. Senate that would end federal prohibition of marijuana. The short title of the bill is the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015.” It is modeled after a House … more

Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015


The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 would amend the Controlled Substances Act to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances. Industrial hemp is commonly used in a variety of products, including clothing & food and can also … more

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Today is SSDP’s birthday!

Celebrating 17 years of the student movement to end the War on Drugs

In the fall of 1996, members of the Student Drug Reform Movement (SDRM) began to chat over the internet using a Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet) discussion page. In 1997, the Rochester Cannabis Coalition (RCC) at the Rochester Institute of … more

SSDP Welcomes the Prescott College Chapter

I am incredibly excited to announce our newest chapter in the state of Arizona; Prescott College. As is the case with our other chapters in Arizona, they are interested in contributing to the efforts to legalize marijuana for adult use … more

Run for a leadership position in the SSDP Alumni Association

By: A. Kathryn Parker, President, Pacific Regional SSDP Alumni Association

It’s election season everywhere, even at the SSDP Alumni Association. It’s been a year since the inception of the Association, which means it’s time to have our very first Leadership Board elections. The first Leadership Board members were appointed by … more

Vote for your favorite SSDP2016 session ideas

Here at SSDP, we’re serious about being a grassroots organization. We asked you to submit ideas for sessions or topics you’d like to see at our next conference, SSDP2016. Now we’re taking that a step further by inviting SSDP students … more