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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

PA SB3: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Posted: February 11, 2015

At the end of 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed SB 1187, a bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions. Although the legislation died after the House failed to vote … more

VA HB 1647

Posted: January 21, 2015

Stop Virginia from Enacting Mandatory Reporting of Overdoses   Rep. Jackson Miller (R-50) has introduced HB 1647, a bill that would require physicians or any other person rendering medical aid to any person for an overdose of a controlled substance … more



From Our Blog


2015 Pacific Regional Conference a Success!

The 2015 SSDP Pacific Regional Conference was held this past weekend (March 14-15th) at California State University Fullerton. A total of 38 students, alumni, and allies from across the Pacific region descended onto Orange County to see old friends, make … more

Presenting at the UN

by Lisa Campbell & Nazlee Maghsoudi Today was a very eventful day for Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the UN! CSSDP, along with others from the SSDP International Outreach Committee, held a side event titled “Protecting Youth from Drug … more

CND 2015 is Underway in Vienna

The 58th sessions of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is underway this week as member states and NGOs from around the world gather in Vienna, Austria for arguably the largest and most important international drug policy conference in … more