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Support Medical Amnesty in Ohio

Posted: September 17, 2015

911 Good Samaritan Policies (also known as Medical Amnesty Policies) are life-saving measures that enable people to make responsible decisions by shielding them from punishment when they call for medical help during an emergency relating to alcohol or other drugs. … more

Override the Governor’s Veto on the Heroin Crisis Act

Posted: September 9, 2015

The Illinois state Senate is voting on a Heroin Crisis bill that was recently vetoed by the state’s Governor. In his veto, the Governor called to strip funding from medicaid for drug treatment, and to strip the bill of its … more

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

From Our Blog

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

Participate in the annual SSDP membership survey

Share your thoughts for a chance to win prizes!

As we are a grassroots network, your opinions about how and what we do are invaluable to us. Once you submit your survey responses, you’ll be entered to win one of several prizes that include $50 and $20 Amazon gift cards, … more

How Can Putin Solve Russia’s Drug Crisis?

Written by Sara Velimirovic, SSDP UNGASS Coordinator Intern and Ambassador at the Paris Institute of Political Studies Sciences Po A heroin epidemic is rampaging across Russia, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seems to be dealing with this issue through a drug-war-like … more

SSDP Welcomes the Yale University Chapter

I’m very excited to introduce our newest chapter in the Northeast region, Yale University! Chapter leader Clement Dupuy contacted us about a month ago about getting a chapter started up and has been working hard to create an established SSDP … more

SSDP Welcomes the Berkeley City College Chapter

I could not be more thrilled to introduce Begonia Blossom Herbert, the founder and chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Berkeley City College. Begonia studies Psychology at Berkeley City College but hopes to transfer to UCLA in … more