Earlier this month, your calls and emails contributed to a major victory in the U.S. House when Representatives voted to end funding for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s interference in state’s medical marijuana laws. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker … more
Last week, thanks in part to your calls, the New York medical marijuana bill (S. 4406B, the Compassionate Care Act) survived and is on its way to a Senate vote. But now, after incredible effort on behalf of New York’s … more
Two weeks ago, we asked you to contact your House Representatives regarding three historic amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related AgenView Pagecies Appropriations Act: one of these is Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s medical marijuana amendment, which would prohibit the DEA from using … more
Written by an American University Student who wishes to remain anonymous. While the scene unfolded, I sat on the ground with my head against the wall and thought “if we were drinking in there we would have never been caught.” Waiting … more
At the end of September, hundreds of students from around the world convened to engage in drug policy reform at the Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference. A crucial aspect of the SSDP conference each year is the annual … more
Written by Greg Gaffney-Bills of George Washington University SSDP The Washington Post’s article, “Bit of pot won’t land you in Maryland jail,” illustrated the beginning of Maryland’s journey towards sensible drug policy on October 1st. By decriminalizing marijuana, Maryland citizens and lawmakers … more
Written by Greg Gaffney-Bills of George Washington University SSDP On September 14th, the Washington Post came out against Initiative 71, arguing that decriminalization is sounder policy than legalization. There is substantial evidence that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, but … more
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