SUCCESS Act Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2016 Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions Hundreds of Thousands Have Lost Access to Education Since Aid Elimination Penalty Enacted in 1998 WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of … more

SSDP Welcomes the Prescott College Chapter


I am incredibly excited to announce our newest chapter in the state of Arizona; Prescott College. As is the case with our other chapters in Arizona, they are interested in contributing to the efforts to legalize marijuana for adult use … more

University of Tennessee SSDP Joins Howard Baker Policy Challenge


Written by Miranda Gottlieb, University of Tennessee SSDP chapter leader Members from the SSDP chapter at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) have put together a policy team for the 2nd annual Howard Baker Policy Challenge with a policy initiative focusing … more

Run for a leadership position in the SSDP Alumni Association


By: A. Kathryn Parker, President, Pacific Regional SSDP Alumni Association

It’s election season everywhere, even at the SSDP Alumni Association. It’s been a year since the inception of the Association, which means it’s time to have our very first Leadership Board elections. The first Leadership Board members were appointed by … more

Vote for your favorite SSDP2016 session ideas

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Here at SSDP, we’re serious about being a grassroots organization. We asked you to submit ideas for sessions or topics you’d like to see at our next conference, SSDP2016. Now we’re taking that a step further by inviting SSDP students … more

Report on the Just Concluded Training on Drug Policy and Harm Reduction in Oyo State, Nigeria


Written by Moronfolu Adeniyi, chapter leader of Federal University of Agriculture SSDP in Nigeria.  Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Nigerian chapters, in a bid to introduce, train, and educate students and youth on drug issues, drug policy, and harm reduction, organized a … more

SSDP Welcomes the Guilford College Chapter


Last week, I had the opportunity to Skype into the first ever chapter meeting of Guilford College SSDP. It was without a doubt one of the best, first meetings I have ever attended. This was not very surprising to me … more

SSDP Welcomes the New Mexico State University Chapter


When beginning the process of forming a new SSDP chapter, it is always beneficial when one doesn’t have to go it alone. Having an activist partner who is passionate, dedicated and supportive is always helpful and makes it more likely … more

SSDP Welcomes the North Carolina State University Chapter


In the summer of 2015 we expanded our Southeast Region to include the state of North Carolina. This has been a treat for me because it meant that I was given the opportunity to coordinate one of the fastest growing states in SSDP’s … more

Calling All Student Artists and Creative Minds!


Are you an artist who has a message to share about the harms of the Drug War? Do you feel strongly about how international drug control regimes affect youth all across the globe? Can you utilize your creative talents to draw … more