Reasons to Donate to SSDP: Top Highlights from the SSDP’s Southern Region

SSDP's Top Southern Highlights: Reasons to Support our Work Reason 1 SSDP students are actively pushing policy in the South! Thanks to the hard work of SSDPer at UGA Athens Georgia passes Georgia’s most comprehensive decriminalization ordinance! https://hightimes.com/news/athens-georgia-on-cusp-of-major-decriminalization-ordinance/ (Picture 1. Athens Georgia City Hall. June, 2022 - SSDP National Board ...
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SSDP’s Policy Council is Seeking New Tactical Team Members

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is seeking new student, alumni, and supporter leaders to join our Policy Council’s Tactical Team! We’ve had a lot of great victories this year: the second passage of the MORE Act in the House of Representatives, a public launch for one of our campaigns to ...
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Top Five Reasons from 2022 to Support SSDP in 2023!

Top Five Reasons from 2022 to Support SSDP in 2023! Downloadable PDF SSDP is the most widespread, effective, and intersectional youth drug policy organization in the Nation. We are the only Drug Policy organization with deep roots and current programming covering cannabis, psychedelics, and harm reduction at over 100 campuses ...
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Youth organizers pass the first marijuana decriminalization ordinance in Denton

Congratulations to the University of North Texas Students for Sensible Drug Policy (UNT SSDP) chapter and Decriminalize Denton for passing Denton Proposition B: the city's first marijuana decriminalization ordinance! The initiative to eliminate low-level marijuana enforcement passed with an overwhelming majority at 71.6% of the votes. Tristan Seikel '18, a ...
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The Case for Descheduling Drugs: From Cannabis to Heroin

Recently, President Biden asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services to “initiate the administrative process to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.” The announcement was a welcomed change by many federal cannabis activists, who are calling for the descheduling of cannabis through this review. In order ...
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We made good trouble on the front steps of the White House

Monday's protest at the White House in support of clemency for all federal cannabis prisoners reminded the President that his work on Cannabis is nowhere near done, and that the people will hold his feet to the fire until all our incarcerated friends and family are home. SSDP Student Leaders ...
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Why we’re protesting President Biden today

SSDP Student Leaders and allies to protest President Biden’s lack of follow through on campaign promise to release cannabis prisoners PRIMARY PRESS CONTACT: MAYA TATUM, IMMEDIATE PAST SSDP BOARD CHAIR, MAYA.TATUM@BOARD.SSDP.ORG, 1 (623) 2891 SECONDARY PRESS CONTACT: JEREMY SHARP: SSDP SOUTHERN AND PACIFIC REGION COORDINATOR , JEREMY@SSDP.ORG 1 (706) 540-6846 ...
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Introducing Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ambassador Anjolee Spence

How did you hear about Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)?  Hi! My name is Anjolee! Through my interest in psychedelic sciences, I found my way to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) website looking for volunteer opportunities when I came across the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) ...
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Hip Hop Legends Redman and M1 of Dead Prez join the October 24th action at the White House

Redman and M1 of Dead Prez join the October 24th action at the White House Primary contact : Jason Ortiz, 860 639 8101 - jason@ssdp.org Washington D.C. - Hip Hop legends M1 of Dead Prez and Redman will join the rally for cannabis clemency on October 24th at the gates ...
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Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Last Prisoner Project celebrate first step by President Biden to fulfilling campaign promises

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Last Prisoner Project celebrate first step by President Biden to fulfilling campaign promises Primary contact- Jason Ortiz, Executive Director of Students for Drug Policy, 860 639 8101, jason@ssdp.org Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, President Biden announced that he has pardoned all federal cannabis prisoners ...
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Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and Last Prisoner Project Urge President Biden to Keep His Promise on Federal Cannabis Clemency

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and Last Prisoner Project Announce the Keep Your Promise Campaign  President Biden:  Keep Your Promise to Release Cannabis Prisoners Primary Press Contact: Jason Ortiz, jason@ssdp.org Secondary Press Contact: press@lastprisonerproject.org  Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) has partnered with the Last Prisoner Project to conduct ...
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SSDP Science Policy Council successfully pushes back on DEA effort to criminalize psychedelic research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SSDP Science Policy Council successfully pushes back on DEA effort to criminalize psychedelic research On Friday August 26, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) withdrew proposed Schedule I status for 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI) and 2,5-dimethoxy-4-chloroamphetamine (DOC). The notice states that “The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is withdrawing a ...
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Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ends Partnership with Decriminalize Nature National

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation (SSDP) is disappointed by the recent anti-Semitic messaging coming from Decriminalize Nature’s National leadership (DN). After consideration of Decrim Nature's actions, this type of messaging does not reflect the values of SSDP, and we have decided to end our formal partnership with Decrim Nature’s ...
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SSDP & SMART Unveil First Cohort of HBCU Ambassadors for Cannabis Policy and Awareness Campaign

For Immediate release: SSDP & SMART Unveil First Cohort of HBCU Ambassadors for Cannabis Policy and Awareness Campaign Washington DC: Students for Sensible Drug Policy(SSDP) and the Student Marijuana Alliance for Research and Transparency (SMART) have selected their 11 Student Ambassadors for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The chosen ambassadors ...
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Cannabis Decriminalization in the Deep South

Georgia’s SSDP Chapters One Step Closer to Passing States Most Important Cannabis Decriminalization Ordinance in Athens, Ga.  June 13, 2022:  Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is proud to announce, on Thursday, June 9th at 1pm in City Hall, the Athens-Clarke County Legislative Review Committee (“LRC”) unanimously voted (5-0) in ...
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Students Urge the Biden Administration to Center Harm Reduction in the Methamphetamine Response Plan of 2021

President Bident recently signed the “Methamphetamine Response Act of 2021” into effect, naming methamphetamine as an “emerging drug threat” and directing the Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP) to implement a Methamphetamine Response Plan within 90 days of the signing of the bill. While we are concerned that this law ...
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New Member Interview: California Lutheran University SSDP

SSDP’s staff is ecstatic to announce the formation of a new chapter at California Lutheran University (CLU), a private liberal arts university in Thousand Oaks, California. I’m grateful to announce that “the future of drug policy is intelligent, ethical, and hardworking.” In just a few short months, the chapter has ...
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Saying Farewell to the SSDP Chapter Activity Tracker

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Chapter Activity Tracker (CAT) was developed to gamify member engagement and facilitate the distribution of resources and scholarships to our chapters. The program was very successful in the years following it’s initial release, allowing chapters to compete with each other, learn from each ...
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10 Days Left to Apply for Support. Don’t Punish Grant!

The Support. Don’t Punish Global Day of Action is a day that drug policy reform activists across the world join together in action to fight for drug policies based on human rights and harm reduction to counter the War on Drugs. There are small grants to support your activities, and ...
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