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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

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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 Colorado State University Chapter

I am very excited to introduce our newest established chapter at Colorado State University. Elijah has been a chapter leader with us since he was in high school, and brought the SSDP message to his new college campus. Check out what … more

13th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Drug Crimes

Written by Sarah Merrigan, University of Nebraska Omaha SSDP Chapter Leader and UNGASS Coordinator Intern Saturday, October 10th marks the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty, and this year the focus is on the use of the capital punishment for … more