SSDP Welcomes the DePaul University Chapter!


I am very excited to introduce our newest established chapter at DePaul University in Chicago! With the addition of DePaul, SSDP now has seven active chapters in the Chicago metropolitan area! DePaul SSDP chapter President Vila Ahmeti has been working hard all summer, … more

Students wanted for SSDP’s Board of Directors

SSDP staff, board, students and alumni at our annual strategy summit.

Students and SSDPers – Do you want to serve on SSDP’s Board of Directors? Run for one of five open Student Director positions during Congress at the September conference!     Requirements: In order to apply/run for a student position … more

Read Why One Student Fights for Sensible Drug Policy


Written by Martin Condon, CIT Chapter Founder

My name is Martin Condon. I am 24 years old, studying Chemical Engineering at CIT (Cork Institute of Technology – Ireland), and raising two children. Recently I was jailed for personal possession of herbal cannabis and this has caused serious … more

Share your thoughts for a chance to win prizes

RU SSDP Fall 2012

3rd annual SSDP membership survey active until 8/28

As we are a grassroots network, your opinions about how and what we do are invaluable to us. Once you submit your survey responses, you’ll be entered to win one of several prizes that include $50 and $20 Amazon gift cards, … more

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