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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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The Police are Decriminalising Weed in New Zealand

This blog post was written by Victoria University of Wellington chapter leader Cameron Price, and also appears on Salient.org.nz. Chris Fowlie is the head of the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and he really doesn’t like the … more

SSDP Welcomes Two New Outreach Coordinators!

The SSDP staff is now at eight sensible staff members with the addition of regional Outreach Coordinators, Tyler Williams and Frances Fu. Click here for a snapshot of your new staffers or keep reading below.     Tyler Williams Regional Outreach … more

SSDP’s Model UNGASS 2016

At this year’s biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference, Students for Sensible Drug Policy will host a simulation of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem. This simulation, which will be formatted similar … more