Expanding our reach in the Sunshine State
Please welcome our newest official chapter, coming from Jacksonville, Florida, the University of North Florida (UNF)! The initial spark for the UNF chapter was put in place by our AMPLIFY Project, so I’d like to extend a special thanks to … more
Press conference at the National Press Club May 2, 2012
Washington DC – Mothers from around the country will join with law enforcement and students at the National Press Club on May 2nd in honor of Mother’s Day. The press conference will launch a new coalition of national organizations that … more
Coalition to President Obama: “It is time for a new approach on marijuana policy.”
Six National Drug Policy Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Assault on Medical Marijuana Providers Coalition to President Obama: “It is time for a new approach on marijuana policy.” Contact: Aaron Houston, (202) 455-5869 WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the … more
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and the New Jersey chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML-NJ) have started a new coalition to support decriminalizing marijuana: Sensible New Jersey. A bi-partisan marijuana decriminalization bill, A4252, … more
Garden State Activists Working with Legislators
With less than one full week to go before the NJ Legislature breaks for summer recess, activists in the Garden State have been closely working with legislators to introduce landmark legislation to eliminate the criminal penalties for possessing small amounts … more
At 2011 NORML Conference, SSDP & the NORML Women's Alliance announce "Sister-to-Sister"
Last week, Aaron Houston and I represented SSDP at the 40th Anniversary NORML Conference in Denver, CO. Aaron spoke on Thursday’s panel, ”The Feds, Marijuana and You” (watch the video here). On Friday, I had the pleasure of joining 4 incredibly inspiring women reformers … more
Meet the 3 newest SSDP chapters!
We’re proud to welcome new officially established SSDP chapters at Louisiana State University – Shreveport, University of Houston – Clear Lake, and University of Pittsburgh this week! Read more about each new group and the student leaders who founded them. Louisiana State University – … more
Cannabis in the Commonwealth
Like many states, Virginia arrests more people for marijuana than all other illicit drugs combined. In fact, almost 20,000 people were arrested in 2008 alone. Recently, members of Virginia Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters collaborated with drug policy reformers … more