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Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act

Posted: June 2, 2015

Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) recently introduced the Restoring Education and Higher learning (REAL) Act, which would restore access to Pell grants to currently incarcerated individuals. Extending Pell Grants to students incarcerated in state and federal penal institutions was common practice … more

HR 1855: Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2015

Posted: May 7, 2015

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has introduced HR 1855, a bill that would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow deductions and credits relating to expenditures in connection with marijuana sales conducted in compliance with State law. This would make … more

H.R. 1635: Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2015

Posted: May 5, 2015

The Charlotte’s Web Medical Marijuana Act of 2015 would amend the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 to exclude cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiol-rich plants from the definition of marijuana. The bill was introduced last month as HB 1635 and would remove … more

Respect State Marijuana Laws Act

Posted: April 23, 2015

Following last year’s successful vote to prevent federal interference in states with medical marijuana laws, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has reintroduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would resolve the tension regarding … more



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SSDP Welcomes the Boise State University Chapter

Hey everyone, I’m happy to announce more exciting developments for SSDP in the Mountain Region as we welcome another newly established chapter at Boise State University. Here’s what current chapter leader Tate Fegley had to say about their group! How … more

The Tragedy of the Ganja Policy

This column was written by University of the West Indies SSDP chapter member Vicki Hanson and originally appeared in the Jamaica Observer. The passing of the amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015 in February has laid the foundation for … more

SSDP Welcomes the Northern Kentucky University Chapter

It’s been a great week for SSDP, as we are fortunate to welcome another newly established chapter to the network, Northern Kentucky University. Chapter leader Dylan Birkenhauer spoke with me about his experience starting a new chapter, and his plans … more

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado School of Mines Chapter!

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado School of Mines Chapter

I am overjoyed to introduce the newest SSDP chapter, Colorado School of Mines. I reached out to chapter leaders Jake and Raina about their start with SSDP, what the chapter has done so far, and their plans for the future. … more