The War on Drugs in the United States is racist by design, it has been waged to target communities of color, and so anti-racism is a critical part of our work to dismantle the War on Drugs. In order to help our members grapple with the complexities of race and racism, and have the framework necessary to do racial justice
Our voices have been heard, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the first stand-alone marijuana reform legislation! H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, protects cannabis consumers, employees, and small businesses by allowing access to banking for state-legal entities. We’re celebrating, and we’re gearing up for tomorrow when we’ll keep pushing onward toward full federal legalization of cannabis
Historic legislation centers justice in cannabis reformToday, Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced groundbreaking companion legislation in the United States House of Representatives and Senate to address the state-federal conflict in marijuana laws by removing marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act and establishing cannabis as a legal product which may be regulated by the states.
Our federal leaders are getting closer than ever to ending marijuana prohibition. In every legislative session, the status quo shifts, and more legislators are realizing that to be on the right side of history- and to keep their jobs- they must support marijuana policy reform. We made another step forward this week as our House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism
Yesterday, we made history! The US House of Representatives voted 267-165 to prevent the Department of Justice from spending any funds to interfere with state marijuana laws. Not only did the House send a clear message that federal marijuana prohibition must end, the House also voted to redirect $5 million away from the Drug Enforcement Administration into the Comprehensive Opioid
Many Students for Sensible Drug Policy may now be on summer break, but the War on Drugs doesn’t take vacations! We need you to activate your power and maximize your impact this summer. Here are a few small things you can do to make a big difference: Use 5 minutes of your time to take action on our action center
As Students for Sensible Drug Policy wraps up our 2017-18 program year, I’d like to share a story with you about the power of student organizing. Inspired by their experience at SSDP2018 Lobby Day and equipped with the training they received there, student leaders from SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Albany, and SUNY New Paltz organized their own New York State lobby