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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 Guilford College Chapter

Last week, I had the opportunity to Skype into the first ever chapter meeting of Guilford College SSDP. It was without a doubt one of the best, first meetings I have ever attended. This was not very surprising to me … more

SSDP Welcomes the New Mexico State University Chapter

When beginning the process of forming a new SSDP chapter, it is always beneficial when one doesn’t have to go it alone. Having an activist partner who is passionate, dedicated and supportive is always helpful and makes it more likely … more

Calling All Student Artists and Creative Minds!

Are you an artist who has a message to share about the harms of the Drug War? Do you feel strongly about how international drug control regimes affect youth all across the globe? Can you utilize your creative talents to draw … more