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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

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