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SSDP’s Top Ten Chapter Highlights of Spring Semester 2024

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is the largest national youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. With chapters across the United States, we are a national organization with a local feel—our members and alumni are replacing the disastrous War on Drugs with policies rooted in evidence, compassion, ...
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BREAKING THE PAPER SHACKLES: AN INSIDE LOOK AT STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY’S  NATIONWIDE EXPUNGEMENT RESOURCE FAIR SET TO REPAIR THE HARMS TO INDIVIDUALS CAUSED BY CANNABIS PROHIBITION

Primary Press Contact: Maya Tatum, Press Secretary, mayaatatumm@gmail.com Secondary Press Contact: Kat Murti, SSDP Executive Director, kat@ssdp.org #420WeekofUnity #BidenRelease420Prisoners #DescheduleCannabisNow Washington, DC - On April 17 at 10 am Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is launching our Breaking the Paper Shackles project—a nationwide expungement program to advance impactful policy ...
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420 Week of Unity: Students for Sensible Drug Policy to Join Largest Evera Bip-Partisan Coalition of Cannabis Advocates, Industry, and Grassroots Organizations Calling for Cannabis Decriminalization during Cannabis Summit in Washington, DC

30+ Organizations Join Forces for 420 Unity Day of Action Press Conference, Lobby Day, and White House Candlelight Vigil Primary Press Contact: Maya Tatum, Press Secretary, mayaatatumm@gmail.com Secondary Press Contact: Kat Murti, SSDP Executive Director, kat@ssdp.org #420WeekOfUnity #BidenRelease420Prisoners #DescheduleCannabisNow Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, April 17th at 9 am, Students ...

#420WeekOfUnity Starts Today!

In a world often divided by political lines and industry interests, a groundbreaking movement is stirring. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is leading the charge towards a future where cannabis justice is not just a dream, but a tangible reality. #420WeekOfUnity is more than a day; it’s a call ...
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Breaking the Paper Shackles: A Path to Healing and Justice

In an era where the discourse on cannabis legalization has shifted remarkably, it's imperative to address the long-standing impact of previous prohibition laws on countless lives. Despite recent progress, including President Biden's push to reclassify cannabis under federal law, a significant gap remains in rectifying the harms inflicted by past ...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2024 ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS! SSDP’s Congress Committee is excited to announce we have finalized the results of the Board of Directors election! Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our new Board members!

Announcing the SSDP Congressional Session 2024 Results

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2024 ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS! SSDP’s Congress Committee is excited to announce we have finalized the results of the Board of Directors election! Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our new Board members! ...

Elections for the Class of 2024 Board of Directors Open TODAY

SSDP is a youth-lead organization that cannot exist without the input of our members.  Your voices and questions are important as your ideas are what drive our success.  Voting will be open from today, March 7th at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm EST until Friday, March 8th at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm EST. Results will ...
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Meet Our 2024 Board of Directors Candidates

As the largest national youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs, SSDP takes youth leadership seriously. Every year, the SSDP family comes together to elect new student members to the Board of Directors. Serving on SSDP’s Board of Directors is an invaluable, incredibly rewarding experience and a crucial ...
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Uniting for Change: SSDP’s 4/20 Week of Unity – A Call to Transform Cannabis Justice

In a world often divided by political lines and industry interests, a groundbreaking movement is stirring. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is leading the charge towards a future where cannabis justice is not just a dream, but a tangible reality. This April, the SSDP is set to host a ...

Binghampton SSDP Features in Pipe Dream

A group of Binghamton University students have been leading an effort to get a Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter chartered on campus. The process has been spearheaded by Ben Glick — a sophomore majoring in psychology who works as an overdose intervention specialist overseeing Narcan distribution for Broome ...

Top Five Reasons from 2023 to Support SSDP in 2024!

2023 was a big year for SSDP—we saw big staff changes (we have a new ED!), we made big policy changes, and we just generally did some amazing work to save lives and END the War on Drugs. Throughout it all, one thing remains true: SSDP is still the most ...
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Join SSDP’s Youth-Led Board of Directors – Applications Now Open!

Announcing SSDP Congressional Session 2024 In 2024, SSDP Congress will convene from March 7th – 8th, 2024, and provide each chapter in the network the opportunity to elect new student members to the Board of Directors. We strongly encourage all who believe they can commit to apply. Serving on SSDP's ...
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SSDP Welcomes gina vensel to Board of Directors

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is elated to welcome our newest appointed Board member, gina vensel.  gina’s addition to the board is an exciting time for our organization, and we are looking forward to integrating her vast expertise in advocacy, marketing, fundraising, event coordination, and combating stigma into our ...
Meet SSDP's new Executive Director Kat Murti!

Welcome Kat Murti, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s New Executive Director

The nation’s largest youth-led drug policy reform organization has a new leader! SSDP’s youth-led Board of Directors is excited to announce that they have selected a new Executive Director: longtime SSDPer Kat Murti. Kat is a libertarian, feminist, and activist, dedicated to making the world a better, freer place, one ...
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SSDP ED to Take New Position as Director of Strategic initiatives at the Last Prisoner Project

SSDP ED to Take New Position as Director of Strategic initiatives at the Last Prisoner Project Washington, DC - SSDP’s Executive Director, Jason Ortiz, has accepted the position of Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Last Prisoner Project. He will start in his new role August 1st but will remain ...
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SSDP Welcomes Jonathan Lubecky to Board of Directors

SSDP Welcomes Jonathan Lubecky to Board of Directors Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is thrilled to welcome our newest Board member, Jonathan M. Lubecky, U.S. Army SGT(R). Jonathan's addition to our team marks an exciting new chapter for our organization, and we are eager to integrate his vast expertise ...
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Rob Hofmann to join American Atheists as thier new State Policy Director!

Last week, I accepted a new position as the State Policy Manager with American Atheists, a religious equality / separation of church and state organization. My last day at SSDP will be Tuesday, August 8th. I have deeply appreciated my time with SSDP, professionally for four years and involved as ...
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10 HBCU Students Chosen for The 2nd Ever FreeThePlant.FYI Cannabis Industry Accelerator

We’re thrilled to announce the 2nd ever cohort of the FreeThePlant.FYI HBCU Industry Accelerator and welcome an exceptional group of ambassadors for this year's class! The Student Marijuana Alliance for Research and Transparency (SMART) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) have chosen 10 students who will embark on an ...
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SSDP Has a New Address!

Students for Sensible Drug Policy has a new PO box! Please make sure to update your address books and send all mail to... Students for Sensible Drug Policy1800 M St NW, #33051Washington, DC 20036 ...

Psychedelic Renaissance in North Carolina: SSDP’s Gina Giorgio and Jeremy Sharp at the Forefront

Psychedelic Renaissance in North Carolina: SSDP’s Gina Giorgio and Jeremy Sharp at the Forefront By: Gina Giorgio, SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Program Director In January 2022, I approached Jeremy Sharp, my colleague at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) with an idea that took us both on a significant journey. Inspired ...

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