As President, Devon worked to build strong relationships with the university administration and helped create “Just Say Know”, an evidence-based drug education program that is taught in partnership by students and university health officials. He also worked to promote statewide drug policy reform by organizing, lobbying, and testifying in front of the Virginia House of Delegates in support of statewide cannabis decriminalization.
Devon was awarded the “Rising Star” activist award at our conference in 2010, and under his leadership, VCU received one of the “Outstanding Chapter” awards at the 2011 Training Conference and Lobby Day.
When Devon isn’t working to reform drug policy, you can find him reading a good book, riding his bike, or attending concerts.
SSDP’s unconventional day of action this Tax Day (April 15)
Posted on: March 22, 2013
Tax Day. That dreadful deadline that we all have to meet is just around the corner. When most people think about Tax Day they don’t often think about drug policy, but maybe they should be. Every year in the United … more
Whittier Law School, Grinnel College, and Ursinus College
Posted on: February 27, 2013
It’s a very exciting week as an Outreach Director when I get to see the establishment of not one, not two, but three new SSDP chapters in our national chapter network. The national office is excited to announce the charters … more
Bringing a sensible perspective on drug policy to Pittsburgh
Posted on: January 11, 2013
Today, SSDP welcomes our newest chapter in Pennsylvania at the University of Pittsburgh. Matt Ashford, who is studying towards his Masters of Social Work, recently re-started the chapter and looks forward to shaking things up on campus. He was recently inspired … more
Make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources SSDP has to offer you
Posted on: January 10, 2013
So, it’s 2013, and you need more resources to make your SSDP chapter run like a well oiled machine. Turns out you are in luck. SSDP has tons of student resources for you. No matter what you are doing with … more
Four SSDP chapter events to start 2013 the right way
Posted on: January 9, 2013
It’s January, and for most of our students that means it’s time to start the Spring semester. Like many other SSDPers, you might be asking yourself how you can start off the new year with a bang. So, I thought … more
Learn how to become a better activist through online trainings with SSDP staff members
Posted on: January 7, 2013
As the Spring semester starts back up, one of the easiest ways to learn how to become a better activist and chapter leader is through SSDP’s Leadership Webinar series. Each semester, we host an ongoing series of webinars aimed at making you … more
Students fighting to end the war on marijuana
Posted on: August 16, 2012
HIGH TIMES is proud to present their annual ranking of America’s top institutions of higher education when it comes to marijuana activism. With medical cannabis laws spreading rapidly nationwide, and full legalization on the ballot in three states (Colorado, Washington, … more
Early Bird Registration is now open!
Register Today! This year, our chapter at Brown University invites you to be a part of the 2012 Northeast Regional SSDP Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The conference will be taking place on the Brown University campus, from September 28-29th, 2012. This … more
Stay sensible this semester with all the resources SSDP has to offer your campus
Posted on: August 8, 2012
Over the next few weeks, thousands of SSDPers will be returning to campuses across the US, and our international outreach team has been hard at work getting prepared for the hustle bustle of the 2012-2013 school year. We have some … more
HHC is the latest victim of the escalating federal crackdown on medical cannabis dispensaries in California
Posted on: July 17, 2012
Take action today. Last week, we found out that the California US Attorney’s office plans to seize the properties of Harborside Health Center (Oakland and San Jose) under federal laws that strictly prohibit the distribution of marijuana.This forfeiture is part … more