Washington Opens First Retail Marijuana Stores


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

Apply for a Diversity Scholarship for SSDP2014

Deadline July 25 at 11:59pm EST

In an ongoing effort to diversify SSDP’s student network and ensure that a diverse group of individuals and viewpoints are represented at our upcoming international conference, our Outreach, Recruitment, Diversity committee (ORD) is offering scholarships to help defray the cost … more

Help our students attend SSDP2014!

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Our biennial SSDP Conference is a life-changing, transformative educational experience for the students in our network. We want nothing more than to ensure that as many of our students as possible are able to attend. You can help us do … more

New York Passes Medical Marijuana Bill: The Compassionate Care Act


The days leading up to the end of the legislative session in Albany, New York could have been described as disquieting and tense. New Yorkers have been trying for years to persuade Governor Cuomo to sign a medical marijuana bill … more

Honoring and remembering Daniel Jabbour

Alumni at 2011 SSDP Conference Lobby Day

Announcing the Daniel Jabbour Memorial Scholarship Fund

Daniel Jabbour, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of this year. To honor and remember him, SSDP created this scholarship fund to send an outstanding activist to the 2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s … more

Just two more days for discounted SSDP2014 registration


Early bird discount extended to June 30

Great news! We’ve decided to extend the early bird discount deadline by a few days. You may take advantage of discounted registration rates for our 2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day until Monday, June 30 at … more

SSDP Welcomes the State University of New York at Buffalo Chapter!

SUNY Buffalo SSDP members host a bake sale on campus to raise awareness

I’m pumped to introduce our newest established chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo! I spoke with chapter leader Gabriela Zappi about her experience so far and her plans moving forward:   How did you hear about … more

Young entrepreneurs & the legal marijuana industry

Cannabis Business Summit 2014

Students for Sensible Drug Policy has long held a unique space in the drug policy reform movement: The work that our members do on their campuses and in their states prepares them to be leaders in not only drug policy … more

DC Cannabis Campaign Rallies to ‘Vote Yes On 71’


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!


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