Today is SSDP’s birthday!


Celebrating 17 years of the student movement to end the War on Drugs

In the fall of 1996, members of the Student Drug Reform Movement (SDRM) began to chat over the internet using a Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet) discussion page. In 1997, the Rochester Cannabis Coalition (RCC) at the Rochester Institute of … more

SSDP Welcomes the Hunter College Chapter


I am thrilled to announce our newest chapter in New York City, Hunter College! Chapter leader Sabrina Bodé is an SSDP veteran, having previously served as chapter leader of the SUNY New Paltz chapter before transferring to Hunter this semester. … more

SSDP Welcomes the CUNY Baruch Chapter

Jake and Leland (1)

I am thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in New York City at CUNY Baruch! About 4 months ago I was contacted by Leland Radovanovic about joining the student movement to end the war on drugs, and I knew right … more

One Year Anniversary of the Disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico

Written by Rachel Wissner and Sarah Merrigan, translated into Spanish by Daniel Garcia This past weekend was the one year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico. On September 26th, 2014, 43 students of the Teacher’s College … more

SSDP Students Respond to Sonia Sotomayor´s Comments on Marijuana Activism

On September 8th, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to students at Amherst College about the importance of hard work, voting, and being passionate about something. Unless that something is legalizing marijuana. “I don’t care what kind of thing you become passionate … more

LEAP AMA with Michael Wood


On Wednesday, September 23rd, we were very happy to co-sponsor a Reddit AMA with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), featuring former Baltimore Police Officer, Michael Wood, Jr. Michael answered questions about his experience as a whistleblower on the Baltimore Police department … more

920 Psilocybin Coordinated Day of Action Roundup


This past Sunday, September 20th, Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters across our network were excited to work with the 920 Coalition on their coordinated day of action. Sixteen SSDP chapters participated in actions over the weekend of 9/20 and throughout … more

My SSDP Summer Internship Experience

Lucas Hennessey

Check out the experiences of these four rockstar SSDPers who interned through SSDP’s Career Services Program: Stephanie Freeman​​ (CUNY Law) This summer, I had the privilege of working with Rose and Thorn Consulting through the Students for Sensible Drug Policy … more

Back to School, Sensibly


This month, more than 250 Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters are reconvening after a summer off. Nearly 4,000 student members are recruiting new advocates and developing strategies to bring more sensible drug policies to their communities in 2015-2016. We’re proud … more

Drug Policy Perspectives: Why I Joined SSDP

Oliver Zerrudo, UC Berkeley

My name is Oliver Zerrudo, and I am a 5th year undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley. I wanted to express my reasons for joining SSDP, and the rationales for why I am passionate about the work we … more