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CARERS Act

Posted: April 20, 2015

Senate Bill 683, The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, is the first-ever bill in the U.S. Senate intended to legalize marijuana for medicinal use and the most comprehensive medical marijuana bill introduced in Congress. By rescheduling … more

Help Pass a Full Good Samaritan Policy in Oregon

Posted: April 17, 2015

Oregon is well on its way to passing a full, statewide Good Samaritan Policy. SB 839 would exempt a person from arrest and prosecution for certain offenses if evidence of the offense was obtained because emergency medical services or law … more

Support a Miami-Dade Syringe Exchange Pilot Program

Posted: March 23, 2015

House Bill 475, which would authorize a pilot syringe exchange program in Miami, has stalled in the House and needs the help of SSDP’s statewide network. This bill must be added to the House Government Operations Subcommittee agenda to continue moving … more

Tax and Regulate Marijuana in Connecticut

Posted: March 2, 2015

Two bills have been proposed in the Connecticut legislature that would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for recreational use. House Bills 6703 (introduced by Representative Candelaria of the 95th district) and 6473 (introduced by Representative Vargas of the 6th district) … more



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SSDP is hiring!

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy staff is growing again! Our three full-time new staffers and three summer interns will be responsible for supporting huge projected growth in our chapter network, exciting new projects for the 2015 – 2016 school … more

DPA Scholarship FAQs

How do I apply for a scholarship? Fill out the form here: https://www.etouches.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=117810&   When is the deadline to apply? Friday May 22, 2015   Should I register first or apply for a scholarship first? SSDP students apply for a … more

Cannnabusiness in California

Written by Kevin Akpan, SSDP Stories Intern With the 2014 state elections bookmarked as a win for drug policy reform, 2016 is looking to be an even bigger year for marijuana legislation. There may be as many as a dozen states proposing … more