Kat Murti

12
Jul

10 Days to Decriminalize 🍁

Every 31 seconds, another person is arrested for a drug offense in the United States.

It takes just 30 seconds to submit a public comment calling for marijuana decriminalization using our tool.

5
Jul

Join SSDP in Baltimore on Monday, July 8th!

Drug legalization is not only harm reduction but also a public health, public safety, and racial justice issue. Every year, there are more than 1.5 million drug arrests in the United States. More than 80% of these arrests are for possession only. Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia have already decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, and

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18
Jun

SSDP’s Top Ten Chapter Highlights of Spring Semester 2024

SSDP chapters hosted 136 on-campus events during the Spring Semester.

16
Apr

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

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is launching our Breaking the Paper Shackles project—a nationwide expungement program to advance impactful policy reform and help individuals overcome the devastating collateral consequences of a criminal record that can impede access to employment, housing, and education—at the 420 Week of Unity.

16
Apr

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 for Sensible Drug Policy will join a bi-partisan coalition of

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15
Apr

#420WeekOfUnity Starts Today!

#420WeekOfUnity is more than a day; it’s a call for unity, action, and transformation in the realm of cannabis justice.

15
Apr

Breaking the Paper Shackles: A Path to Healing and Justice

We are not just clearing records; we are changing lives.

11
Mar

Announcing the SSDP Congressional Session 2024 Results

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is proud to announce our elected 2024 board directors!

7
Mar

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. 

5
Mar

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 role in our organization. SSDP’s Board of Directors—which is comprised

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28
Feb

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 monumental event – the 4/20 Week of Unity. It’s more

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27
Feb

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 County — alongside Truth Pharm, a local nonprofit harm reduction

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18
Jan

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 widespread, effective, and intersectional youth drug policy organization in the

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4
Jan

Join SSDP’s Youth-Led Board of Directors – Applications Now Open!

Board applications now open!

29
Dec

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 work. gina vensel is a marketing and media professional, events

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14
Oct

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

Meet SSDP’s new Executive Director Kat Murti!