SSDP Board Member Miranda Gottlieb Named a Schwarzman Scholar


Miranda Gottlieb, a former chapter leader at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and current SSDP Board Member has been named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a program designed to give exceptional students the chance to develop leadership skills … more

Recapping the 2016 Latin America Regional Conference


Written by Héctor Joel Anaya From 3rd to 4th November, students from around Latin America attended our first Latin American Regional Conference in Morelia, Michoacán. Morelia is one of the states that has been most affected by the Mexican Drug War … more

SSDP Nigeria Hosts Advocacy Bootcamp in Lagos


Written by the chapter leaders of SSDP Nigeria. Students for Sensible Drug Policy Nigeria recently held their very first Leaders Advocacy Bootcamp, which took place 21-23 October at the TMN multimedia centre in Opebi Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. In attendance were over thirty … more

Recapping the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference


  On November 5, 2016, approximately 35 SSDP students and alumni gathered in Washington, DC for the 2016 SSDP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The event was a huge success despite some last minute logistical challenges and was a true testament to how … more

SSDP Welcomes the Indiana State University Chapter


We’re fortunate to have connected with Donald Turpen of Indiana State University. In the past month, he’s already founded his chapter and got it recognized by the administration. Read on to find out more about his plans for SSDP at … more

SSDP Welcomes the Southeast Missouri State University Chapter


I’m full of joy to announce another newly established SSDP chapter, this time in Missouri. We’ve had folks in and around Southeast Missouri State University for a while now, and their hard work has paid off as the SEMO chapter … more

Marijuana Use Is An Asian American Issue Too

SSDP Staff, July 2015-46

On November 8th of 2016, California made history by passing Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. As an Asian American woman who has fought for drug policy reform over the past five years, I am … more

Our fight has never been more important


Our fight has never been more important

On Tuesday, the drug policy reform movement achieved state and local victories that were unimaginable when we were founded 18 years ago. Eight of nine cannabis ballot initiatives won, providing safe access to medical marijuana for millions of potential new … more

Today’s the day the DARE generation could take over


Today's the day the DARE generation could take over

Nothing is inevitable, but it’s undeniable: the DARE generation is done with marijuana prohibition, and it’s time for us to usher in a new approach to drug policy. This is our chance! 2016 marks the first election when Millenials and … more

Our response to “24-year-old: Why I’m fighting medical marijuana in Florida”

Colin Fitzgibbon, Florida Campus Coordinator

When reading the Orlando Sentinel the other day, I was enraged to discover that there are people my age who oppose  medical marijuana in Florida, and worse still, who believe there is no “conclusive evidence marijuana is an effective treatment … more