Bills that would allow New York residents to call for medical assistance in drug or alcohol related emergencies without fear of prosecution are being considered in both houses.
NEW YORK – Proposed laws in the New York legislature that would allow New York residents to call for medical assistance during drug or alcohol overdose situations without fear of prosecution have been introduced in both legislative chambers. Both bills … more
SCSU is now the second student government to endorse Governor Malloy's bill
CONNECTICUT – The student government association at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) passed a resolution in support of Gov. Malloy’s marijuana decriminalization Bill, SB 1014, with a vote of 12-4 on Friday afternoon. The Student Government Association represents over 13,000 undergraduates … more
Calls for passage of Governor Malloy's decriminalization bill, SB 1014
The University of Connecticut Student Government passed a statement in support of Gov. Malloy’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, SB 1014, with a wide majority, 30-1 on Wednesday night. The Undergraduate Student Government represents over 17,000 undergraduates, and endorsing a marijuana reform bill is … more
Marijuana offenses are #1 arrest in NYC, Student group calls for change
NEW YORK – Officials at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) say data released by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Service and obtained by the Drug Policy Alliance, signals a major change in marijuana policy is needed. The … more
Increase in Teen Marijuana Use Due to Failed Policies (Press Release)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2010 CONTACT: Jonathan Perri, SSDP National Associate Director – (401) 265-9445 Increase in Teen Marijuana Use Due to Failed Policies, Not Medical Marijuana More High School Seniors Now Smoking Marijuana than Cigarettes, According to Survey WASHINGTON, D.C. – … more
Miley Cyrus and a Bong: Could this be the video that makes salvia illegal?
Move over Wikileaks. We’ve got Miley Cyrus with a bong. Tripping on Salvia. On camera. Seriously folks, this could be a big deal for drug policy. Miley Cyrus practically is America. She’s adored by millions of children and adults alike. … more
A Hollow Defeat?
With 100% of precincts reporting, California’s Proposition 19 fell less than 3.9% short of victory, leaving many in the media to focus on why Prop 19 did not get majority support. Ultimately the failure to pass Prop 19 will prove to … more
A SSDP Christmas for MSSU
Here at SSDP, we hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to the new year to bring about more sensibility to policies surrounding drugs. If you have a little extra Christmas cheer you’d like … more
The Adventures of SSDP Man!
Please check out the many fantastic videos we received for the the Seeds of Reform conference scholarship party. You’ll find a wide spectrum of creative submissions from chapters all around the country letting you know why they need to come to SSDP’s 11th … more
LEAP Tells the DEA What's Up About Marijuana Scheduling
Last week the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its support of removing marijuana from Schedule I status. The AMA has refused to budge on this for a long time now, and opponents of marijuana law reform often cite the organization’s stance in … more