Impact on National Debate Will Be Substantial, Could Help Invigorate Young Voters Officials Note
Youth Advocates Stand Alongside Coalition in Congress Introducing Marijuana Legalization Bill Impact on National Debate Will Be Substantial, Could Help Invigorate Young Voters Officials Note Students for Sensible Drug Policy hails creation of new “Sensible Drug Policy Working Group” in … more
Special Preview and Panel Discussion Planned in Long Beach
Special Preview and Panel Discussion Planned in Long Beach Long Beach, Calif. – As debates over ballot measures to legalize marijuana heat up in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, a group of cops, judges and other law enforcement officers calling for … more
Demonstrations on college campuses can be a powerful way to draw attention to an issue. This Friday, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, and we think it’s an excellent opportunity for our students to participate in a direct action … more
In supporting the efforts of the student movement to end the war on drugs, Sexy Pizza will donate $1 from the purchase of each “SSDPizza” to their organization.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 31, 2012 Contact: Kayvan S. T. Khalatbari, Sexy Pizza 303-830-8111 or Stacia Cosner, Students for Sensible Drug Policy 410-299-3433 DENVER, CO – Sexy Pizza, winner of the 2012 Westword Reader’s Choice Award for Best Pizza, with … more
Press conference at the National Press Club May 2, 2012
Washington DC – Mothers from around the country will join with law enforcement and students at the National Press Club on May 2nd in honor of Mother’s Day. The press conference will launch a new coalition of national organizations that … more
Coalition to President Obama: “It is time for a new approach on marijuana policy.”
Six National Drug Policy Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Assault on Medical Marijuana Providers Coalition to President Obama: “It is time for a new approach on marijuana policy.” Contact: Aaron Houston, (202) 455-5869 WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the … more
SSDP helps to enact SB1701, an overdose immunity bill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield, IL – Yesterday, February 6th, Governor Quinn signed SB 1701 (known better as the Good Samaritan Policy or Overdose Immunity Bill), which has been on his desk since December 16th, marking the first time any policy of this … more
Penalties for marijuana possession now equal to underage drinking penalties
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STORRS, CT – Following a meeting with student government leaders on January 30, 2011, the University of Connecticut’s Office of Community Standards altered its penalties for students found in possession of small amounts of marijuana, equalizing the … more
The 911 Good Samaritan Law goes into effect Sunday, September 18, 2011 to help curb accidental overdose deaths. The law will protect those who seek medical assistance for drug or alcohol overdoses from criminal charges for drug or alcohol possession.
Albany, NY - Sunday, September 18th, the statewide 911 Good Samaritan Policy will take effect. The purpose of the law is to encourage a witness or victim of an alcohol or other drug related medical emergency to call 911 to seek … more
Will announce winner of “Legalize It” Video Contest at Event
Washington, DC – Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and actor Tray Cheney (“Poot”) of The Wire, will honor Niambe Tosh, daughter of legendary singer and activist Peter Tosh and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) for their extraordinary efforts in the fight to legalize … more
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