Introducing the Dean College Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest established SSDP chapter in Massachusetts, Dean College! Chapter leader Liam Devine has been working to set up the chapter for about a year now and finally got things up and running this semester. I … more


Delaying Recreational Cannabis Sales in Massachusetts is Irresponsible

Written by University of Massachusetts Boston SSDP chapter leader Joseph Gilmore The decision by Massachusetts legislators to delay the opening of recreational marijuana dispensaries was both fiscally irresponsible and politically underhanded. The consequences of S. 2524, which pushed the start date … more


Recapping the 2016 SSDP Northeast Regional Conference

SSDP’s first regional conference of the year was a huge success! A total of 57 students from chapters all over the Northeast Region gathered at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts on October 1st for a conference that emphasized coalition building … more


SSDP Welcomes the Boston College chapter!

I’m thrilled to announce our newest chapter in Massachusetts at Boston College! Getting the chapter approved by the campus administration proved to be challenging, but chapter leaders Marissa Acevado and Conor Kelly were able to make it happen right at … more


New Hampshire on Marijuana: Catching Up with New England?

This piece was originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk. The New Hampshire House of Representatives has narrowly passed a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state. If signed into law, this would put the “Live Free or Die” state ahead of … more


SSDP Welcomes Newest Chapter at Fitchburg State University

Another SSDP chapter joins the ranks in Massachusetts

SSDP is very excited to welcome our newest established chapter at Fitchburg State University! Located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, FSU SSDP will be joining our strong chapter network in the Commonwealth. Earlier this week, I had the chance to catch up … more


Best Tips for Good Samaritans: How Two SSDP Chapters Successfully Advocated for Medical Amnesty Policies

Roosevelt SSDP

Since 2005, SSDP has helped enact Good Samaritan policies at more than 240 colleges and universities across the United States. These measures for medical amnesty foster a safe environment, on-campus and off, enabling students to seek help for emergencies without … more


SSDP Helps Implement Two New Call 911 Good Samaritan Policies

911 Good Samaritan Policies

Tufts University and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts SSDP chapters draft and implement campus Call 911 Good Samaritan Policies

One campaign that has been a centerpiece for Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters across the country, Call 911 Good Samaritan Policies, has been adopted by two new universities. Call 911 Good Samaritan Policies highlight the issues between health and … more


SSDP’s 911 Good Samaritan Policy Database Updated

Good Samaritan Law Map

21 state laws and 186 school policies catalogued

Special thanks to our intern Greg Weeks for researching and compiling this data, as well as writing this blog post. We’ve updated our database of colleges and universities with 911 Good Samaritan (also referred to as medical amnesty) policies! We found … more


Boston University hosts 2011 Northeast Regional Conference

More than 80 students convene at BU to discuss drug policy

“If anyone is ever feeling discouraged about the drug policy reform movement, all they need to do is attend an SSDP conference. These conferences empower students, foster new relationships, and strengthen our movement.” –Pete Anderson, Univeristy of Maine Farmington   The … more