Thanks to you, the Campus Campaign is launching in June

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It’s late, but we wanted to let you know right away, because: WOW! The SSDP family really came through on this one. Thanks to you, a committed donor from California will be matching the first $50,000 you gave to support the 2015-2016 … more

Let’s Be Sensible About MDMA


From the Huffington Post: Every weekend across the U.S., 21 million college students make choices about how they are going to party. Will it be a sober night, or will they choose to consume alcohol or another drug of unknown … more

SSDP Welcomes the Point Park University Chapter!

Point Park University SSDP chapter members. Front (left to right)
Trevor Howarth
Kevin Gallagher
Mariah O'Donnell 

Back (left to right)

Justin Karter
Chloe Detrick

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter, Point Park University from Pittsburgh, PA! I talked to chapter leader Chloe about her chapter’s accomplishments so far and what they have planned for the future:   How did you hear about SSDP? … more

Regarding the incident at Wesleyan University

With regard to the incident at Wesleyan University, Students for Sensible Drug Policy declines to comment on the ongoing criminal investigation. The Wesleyan chapter of SSDP was re-established in 2013 by Andrew Olson, who is its current co-president along with … more

Ask me anything tomorrow


Written by SSDP Board Member Eric Sterling When I was counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in the 1980s, I had a front-row seat to the buildup of the War on Drugs. And since 1989, I’ve … more

I Need You to Lobby for Medical Marijuana in PA

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Written by West Chester University SSDP Alum Genevieve Wiley SSDP is hosting a Pennsylvania Lobby Day for Medical Marijuana this Friday, February 20th at the state capitol building in Harrisburg. Senators Daylin Leach (D-17) and Mike Folmer (R-48) have officially re-introduced … more

Announcing the SSDP Alumni Association!


Launching an exciting new program for our student activists to stay involved after graduation

Today we’re so proud to announce the launch of the new Students for Sensible Drug Policy Alumni Association! Tens of thousands of people have been involved with an SSDP chapter since our founding in 1998, and the Alumni Association provides … more

Drug War Stories


Para español! Are you a youth or a student that has been negatively impacted by drug policy? Suffered because of misinformation spread through fear-based prevention campaigns? Unable to get the help you needed because of a shortage of youth-targeted treatment … more

University of Connecticut SSDP Press Release on CT HB 6703

For Immediate Release: January 31, 2015 Contact: Tyler Williams, (203) 695­-3299   Hartford, CT — House Bill 6703, which would legalize marijuana in the state of Connecticut, was recently introduced to the state’s legislature by Representative Candelaria of the 95th … more

Lobbying for Decriminalization in Virginia

Aria VA lobby day

Written by George Washington University SSDP chapter member Aria Mildice The Virginia Lobby Day with NORML this past Friday, January 16th, was my first time lobbying. Virginia NORML organized this lobby day with Senators and Delegates from the Virginia General … more