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Vote No on HB110 – Ohio Needs Real Medical Amnesty

Posted: May 10, 2016

Ohio has the second highest number of drug-related overdoses in the nation. Many people witnessing an overdose are scared to call 911 because of the fear of arrest and police involvement. To address this, over thirty states have passed life-saving … more

RISE Act

Posted: May 2, 2016

SB 966 by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions. The enhancement is applied consecutively — three years for every prior conviction for possession for sale, sale or similar drug offense to … more

Ohio Good Samaritan Policy

Posted: April 29, 2016

Ohio has the second highest number of drug-related overdoses in the nation. Many people witnessing an overdose don’t call 911 due to the fear of arrest and police involvement. To address this, over thirty states have passed life-saving “911 Good … more

ReVAMP

Posted: April 19, 2016

Despite over 60% voter approval for marijuana legalization in Virginia, the legislature has remained adamant in shooting down even the most basic decriminalization measures. In October 2015 the Drug Policy Alliance put out a report highlighting Virginia as one of … 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

It’s Time to Stop Profiting off America’s Prison System

Written by CUNY Baruch SSDP Chapter Leader Leland Radovanovic, This article originally appeared on The Odyssey Online.  On Thursday, August 18th, the Deputy Attorney of the Department of Justice, General Sally Yates, released a memo detailing their plan to roll … more

Save the Date: 2016 SSDP Regional Conferences

We’ve just announced our 2016 Regional Conference dates and locations! Regional conferences are a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with SSDPers from your region. While typically not as large the national conferences, the regional nature of the events allow … more