Jake AgliataJake Agliata (’11) is the Outreach Coordinator for the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and International regions, where he is responsible for advising and developing chapters and chapter leaders. Jake first got involved with Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2011 when he co-founded the chapter at Dickinson College, eventually serving as president from 2012 to 2014. In his time at Dickinson, Jake led several initiatives to re-write the school’s misconduct policies based around student safety rather than punishment. He also reached out to other groups on campus to host bi-monthly tabling events linking drug policy reform with other popular social justice causes.

In addition to his work on campus, Jake organized lobby days in support of two key marijuana policy reform bills in Pennsylvania; SB 528 (The Regulate Marijuana Act) & SB 1182 (The Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act). He also hosted a PA gubernatorial candidate for a town hall on marijuana policy reform. An avid writer, Jake has been published in various online and print publications since 2007.

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Blog posts by Jake


Washington Opens First Retail Marijuana Stores

Posted on: July 24, 2014

It has been an historic month for the state of Washington. After passing Initiative 502 in 2012, which legalized small amounts of marijuana to adults, retail stores are now open for business. On July 8, Washington residents purchased legal marijuana … more



DC Cannabis Campaign Rallies to ‘Vote Yes On 71’

Posted on: June 13, 2014

DC’s marijuana advocacy group DCMJ is currently collecting signatures for their campaign to change outdated marijuana laws in Washington DC. The group aims to legalize the possession of marijuana and marijuana plants in limited amounts for people 21 and older. … more


SSDP welcomes three new staff members!

Posted on: June 10, 2014

We’ve expanded our staff! We have two new Regional Outreach Coordinators, Jake Agliata and Scott Cecil, and one Administrative and Development Assistant, Christopher Cronk. SSDP’s total staff is now six people.     Christopher Cronk Administrative and Development Assistant Christopher is originally from Maryland … more