SSDP’s Career Services Program


CEO, The ArcView Group. Deputy Sheriff, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Founder and Chairman, Marijuana Majority. Managing Partner, 4Front Advisors. Assistant Director, Arlington County Department of Health and Human Services. Government Affairs Director, Americans for Safe Access. Senior Campaigner, Chief Operating Officer, Berkeley Patients Group. Digital Marketing Manager, Cato Institute. Director, Center for Social Responsibility, Jewish Federation of Greater … more

SSDP Welcomes the Cork Institute of Technology Chapter!


I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter to the SSDP family: Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) from Ireland! The number of established SSDP chapters in Ireland increases to four with the addition of CIT. I spoke with chapter leader Martin Condon … more

Lobby Day 2014 Issues


Which issues will we be lobbying for at the SSDP2014 Lobby Day? On Monday 9/29, we’ll be meeting with our elected officials to urge their support for two important pieces of federal legislation. The Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1410) reduces prison costs … more

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Announcing 2014 SSDP Award Nominees

During our conference and lobby day this month, we will recognize outstanding achievements of our network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work!   Change Beyond … more

SSDP2014 is right around the corner


Registration closes Fri. 9/12 - Don't miss your chance to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event!

I hope you’re as excited as we are for this month’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day! Online registration will close this Friday 9/12 at 11:59pm EST, so register here today. In case you missed it, last … more



The University of Connecticut SSDP chapter hosts a weekly radio show in which they discuss drug policy, student activism, organizing, and other intersecting topics. These shows air for half an hour on the UConn radio station, WHUS. Below are excerpts of … more

Ireland to Host Marc Emery and Dr. Joao Goulao for Speaking Tour


Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and University College Cork. Speaking on the tour will be Canadian cannabis activist Marc Emery and Portugese drug policy coordinator Dr. João Goulão. The events will be ticketed at a small fee … more

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