Save the Date: Spring 2015 Regional SSDP Conferences


We’ve just announced the dates and locations for our Spring 2015 Regional SSDP Conferences!Everyone is encouraged to attend whichever and as many conferences as they like. You do NOT have to be a student to attend, and you do NOT … more

Contribute to SSDP by Shopping for the Holidays

SSDPers in Washington, DC at our Federal Marijuana Lobby Day / Your contributions make our work possible!

Make your purchases count towards sensible reform

The holiday season is almost upon us, and now is the perfect time to make your holiday shopping count towards making the world a more sensible place! We have listed below two of the ways you can donate to SSDP … more

Fighting for patients’ rights in the workplace


Written by Kevin Akpan, SSDP Stories Intern Marijuana policy reform has taken the nation by storm. The most recent midterm elections resulted in Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia joining Colorado and Washington as states that have legalized the recreational use … more

2013-2014 Annual Report


Announcing the release of SSDP's newest publication

We’re proud to share with you the 2013-2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Annual Report. This 44-page document showcases some of our accomplishments, media highlights, numbers, campaigns, chapters, events, financial information, and more from the past program year (June 2013-June … more

UConn Students Share Their Encounter with Campus Police

Written by University of Connecticut SSDP chapter leader Tyler Williams On Tuesday, November 11th, two University of Connecticut students, Kevin Oliveira and Samuel Jensen, were waiting to paint one of their school’s approved “spirit rocks” in solidarity with the Alpha … more

SSDP Welcomes the Chapman University Chapter!

SSDP Chapman

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter to the SSDP family: Chapman University from California!. Chapter leader Ashleigh Dennis has been working to start a chapter at Chapman since June. I asked Ashleigh about what her chapter has accomplished so far and … more

Rowan’s “Box City” Brings Awareness to Harsh Dorm Eviction Policies

Rowan Box City

Written by Rowan SSDP chapter members Lisa Tischio and Rachel Tevlin On Wednesday October 8th, students at Rowan University hosted the 4th annual Box City in protest of the university’s dorm eviction policy. Rowan University has a zero tolerance drug … more

The paradox of Amendment 2 and a call to action for the future

New College of Florida SSDPers Victoria Jara and Eilis Ryan

Written by Victoria Jara, New College of Florida SSDP alumni and YESon2 volunteer Driving around the city of Sarasota on election day, giving students rides to voting precincts, pulling up voter information for people in a frenzy, and meeting up … more

Prop 47: A Step In The Right Direction

Kevin Akpan

Written by Kevin Akpan, SSDP Stories Intern, and Greg Gaffney-Bills, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director at George Washington University In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. Possession of everything from marijuana and psychedelics to heroin and cocaine now results in mandatory drug education, counseling, and rehabilitation, instead … more

Nothing Worthwhile Ever Comes Easy

Kevin Akpan

Written by Kevin Akpan, SSDP Stories Intern, and Greg Gaffney-Bills, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director at George Washington University A recent article in the Express Newspaper questioned what initiative 71 would accomplish if it were passed, as even if a yes vote were allowed … more