What to know about the SSDP Board of Directors elections

SSDP2017 is only a few days away and twenty amazing SSDPers have applied to run for the Board of Directors. SSDP is governed by a Board of Directors and a Board of Trustees, a designated body of the Board of … more


Congress Announcement: Call for Student Directors and Chapter Resolutions

On Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Congress will take place at the 2017 SSDP International Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA. Pursuant to our Bylaws, the SSDP Congress convenes annually to give each chapter … more


SUCCESS Act Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2016 Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions Hundreds of Thousands Have Lost Access to Education Since Aid Elimination Penalty Enacted in 1998 WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of … more


Another One Bites the Dust

Drug warrior won't seek re-election in 2014

Earlier today, Politico broke the news that US Representative Frank Wolf (R, VA) will not be seeking re-election in 2014. This news is very exciting for drug policy reformers, as Rep. Wolf is one of the few remaining members of … more


Mandatory Minimum Sentences: on Their Way Out?

Mandatory minimums may be on their way out / photo credit: csmonitor.com

This article was originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk/ The United States may be approaching a turning point in one of the many failed policies involved in the War on Drugs. Hearings were held in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on September 18th … more


Announcing SSDP’s Federal Marijuana Lobby Day

Scholarship application and registration now open

Our movement faces a critically limited window of time between now and this summer, when the U.S. House of Representatives may vote on an amendment that would seek to curtail DEA enforcement activities in states with legal marijuana markets. Join … more


Press Release: Youth Advocates Stand Alongside Coalition in Congress Introducing Marijuana Legalization Bill

Ending Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Act of 2013

Impact on National Debate Will Be Substantial, Could Help Invigorate Young Voters Officials Note

Youth Advocates Stand Alongside Coalition in Congress Introducing Marijuana Legalization Bill Impact on National Debate Will Be Substantial, Could Help Invigorate Young Voters Officials Note Students for Sensible Drug Policy hails creation of new “Sensible Drug Policy Working Group” in … more


House votes on medical marijuana

Amendment to ban the use of Federal funds to crack down on medical marijuana defeated

In the first Federal vote on medical marijuana in the House since 2007, tonight the House voted 262-163 against the Rohrabacher-Hinchey-McClintock-Farr amendment (read the full text here). This amendment would have banned the use of Federal funds to prevent States … more


Out with the old, in with the new…

Announcing our newly elected members of SSDP's Board of Directors

Last weekend in Los Angeles at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, nearly 100 SSDPers convened for this year’s annual Congress where we elected new student members to our board of directors. A total of 16 people ran for the … more


House Cuts Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to Zero

Student Lobbying

Student Organizing Power Wins the Day

When I attended SSDP’s National Training Conference and Lobby Day in March 2011, one presenter after another told me we had the power to make the change we want to see in the world. I have to say that I was … more