Five Reasons to Engage in Direct Service Work

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By Irina Alexander ’07, University of Maryland–College Park, former Board Chair (2010-2012) In my senior year of college at the University of Maryland–College Park, my mind was blown (pun intended) when I found out not all sex workers want sex … more

SSDPer Reflects on SSDP2016 Conference

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One of the ideas from this weekend that made me think back to the War on Drugs is how it isn’t a complete failure. The War on Drugs is succeeding in exactly what it was designed to do, to suppress certain people of color and people of low socioeconomic status.

This past weekend, I attended the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference in Washington DC. My closest family and friends know how passionate I am about the need for sensible drug policies in the United States and around … more

Anthony Carrasco of UC Berkeley Wins ASUC Senate Seat

Anthony "420 Blaze It" Carrasco, Chapter Member of SSDP at UC Berkeley

Anthony Carrasco is a sophomore studying Legal Studies and Political Science with a Public Policy minor. Just last week, he was elected as a member of the ASUC Senate with political party SQUELCH! in a race amongst 70 candidates. “What … more

SSDP Welcomes the University of California Los Angeles Chapter

Christian Kramme, Chapter Leader at University of California Los Angeles

Meet Christian Kramme, the chapter leader of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at University of California Los Angeles. He is a sophomore majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. About two years ago, he started Green Box Medical Nonprofit with … more

April Monthly Mosaic: The #SSDP2016 Issue

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  It’s conference time! Today marks the first day of SSDP2016—the biggest and best SSDP conference we’ve had to date. With UNGASS 2016—a United Nations’ General Assembly special session on “the world drug problem”—around the corner, drug policy reformers from … more

Revitalizing SSDP at U.C. Hastings College of the Law

From left to right: Jeremy "Jay" Schwartz (UC Hastings Chapter Leader), Frances Fu (SSDP Staff), Natalie Koski Karrel (UC Hastings Chapter Leader), Jesse Stout (UC Hastings SSDP Alum)

Written by Jeremy “Jay” Schwartz, SSDP Chapter Leader at UC Hastings College of the Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) was dormant at U.C. Hastings (UCH) for the last few years. It was an unfortunate result for a club … more

SSDP Welcomes Back the renewed chapter at the University of Miami

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Written by Florida Campus Coordinator Colin Fitzgibbon After about a year of inactivity, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter at the University of Miami is back with a vengeance. SSDP Florida Campus Coordinator Colin Fitzgibbon, an alumnus of the … more

16 tips on how to make the most of your #SSDP2016 experience

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SSDP alumni share conference tips

SSDP2016, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference will commence on Friday! With such an action packed few days, it can be a lot to take in, so I asked SSDP alumni if they had any tips for first-time conference … more

SSDP Welcomes the University of Santa Cruz Chapter

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Meet Richard Hartnell, our newest SSDP chapter leader at the University of California Santa Cruz. Why did you want to get involved with SSDP? My ulterior motive is that I want to get involved in psychedelic research — it holds too … more

SSDP Welcomes our Second Chapter at University of North Georgia

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Those of you who have been following SSDP for several years will be familiar with our distinguished Board member Jeremy Sharp.

Those of you who have been following SSDP for several years will be familiar with our distinguished Board member Jeremy Sharp. Jeremy founded the SSDP chapter at the main campus of the University of North Georgia (UNG) back in August … more