Rachel Wissner

1
Jun

Today is your last chance to join the Alumni Association and be entered to win prizes

Today is the last day to join the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Alumni Association and be entered to win $50 Visa gift card or free conference registration! The support the Alumni Association generates helps SSDP sustain day-to-day operations and provide resources to chapter members and leaders. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to remain a life-long supporter of
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26
May

It’s #SSDPAlumniWeek 2020!

The Spring semester has ended and many Students for Sensible Drug Policy student members have graduated and are moving on to the next chapter of their lives. Being a member of an SSDP chapter is a defining part of many students’ college experiences; but being an SSDPer doesn’t stop there! The SSDP Alumni Association provides a framework for our members
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12
May

SSDP Mosaic May 2020: Supporting People Who Use Drugs through COVID-19

Note from the Intersectionality Committee Welcome back to the SSDP Mosaic! A publication launched by the Intersectionality Committee in 2015, the SSDP Mosaics are a resource to the SSDP community providing information on issues that intersect with the War on Drugs. The Mosaic took a hiatus in 2018 but we’re thrilled to bring them back again, now publishing an issue
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12
May

SSDP Report Card for April 2020

Note from the team As April drew to a close, SSDP members and supporters came together to create #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference. Drug policy reformers, advocates, direct service providers, and people who use drugs came together to exchange learning and strategies for sustaining and fortifying our work through the coronavirus crisis. In the Q&A, on social media, and
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1
May

Today is the first day of #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference

Today is the first day of #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference! You’re just a click away from the most exciting conference content delivered by 75 fellow SSDPers, alumni, community members, and movement experts from around the globe. You’ll hear about the intersections of cannabis medicine, public health, and social equity from keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Knox and about tools
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29
Apr

When are your favorite #Sensible2020 sessions scheduled?

This weekend, hundreds of drug policy reformers across the globe will unite (virtually) to envision a more sensible future for all. Will you be one of them? #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference makes activism as easy as clicking a link and Students for Sensible Drug Policy invites you to be a part of the movement by getting online and
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21
Apr

Announcing the #Sensible2020 Virtual Conference Program

In just ten days, #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference will bring together Students for Sensible Drug Policy members, alumni, allies, community members, movement leaders, and many more for three days of cutting edge educational content, training, and skills-building. Being available to anyone with an internet connection and with tickets starting at $25 or 25 CAT points, this event will
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3
Apr

Are you ready for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference?

Join us for the first-ever virtual drug policy conference on Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd! Registration for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference is open. For the first time ever, we will be holding our annual conference online. We are so excited to be able to convene during unprecedented and difficult times and to also have the conference

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20
Mar

Congratulations to the 2020 SSDP Award Nominees

Every year at our annual conference, Students for Sensible Drug Policy recognizes the exceptional achievements of our members, chapters, alumni, and allies. Because we cannot gather in person this year, we will be presenting this year’s awards via video on Saturday, March 28th on our Youtube channel. We will be organizing a virtual watch party on social media for the

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2
Mar

#Sensible2020 keynote announcement + hotel booking deadline

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s annual conference #Sensible2020 is just four weeks away! We’re thrilled to announce keynotes from Shaleen Title ‘02, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner, Dr. Rachel Knox, certified Cannabinoid Medicine specialist, and more exciting keynotes TBA. For a sneak peek of breakout session topics, check out the conference website. If you haven’t done so already, now is the
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3
Feb

This is the last week to apply for #Sensible2020 scholarships

Looking for additional ways to finance your trip to #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference? There is one week left to apply for conference scholarships! In addition to using your Chapter Activity Tracker (CAT) points to cover registration and lodging, there are three scholarship funds for which you can apply: Intersectionality Committee Scholarship - Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s
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18
Dec

Member highlight: Julia Hilbert ’17

As the year comes to a close, we’re highlighting outstanding SSDP members whose work inspired our staff this year. Julia Hilbert ‘17 is the Vice Chair of SSDP’s Board of Directors. Julia got her start in harm reduction through SSDP, when her chapter at the University of Pittsburgh connected with Prevention Point Pittsburgh (PPP), a local nonprofit that provides health

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23
Oct

How to Get Funding From Your University in 5 Easy Steps

Note: In the United States, most universities provide funding for student activities paid for by a student activity fee. This blog post is written for our US chapters on how to apply for funding from these pools. If you are outside of the US, funding structures vary from institution to institution. Contact your Global Program Coordinator (roisin@ssdp.org) for advice. 1.

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16
Sep

SSDP Launches Sensible Society Drive

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is conducting a Sensible Society membership drive all week long! The Sensible Society is SSDP’s monthly giving club. These unrestricted funds support SSDP’s day-to-day operations, staff, and infrastructure to ensure chapters can receive the resources and training they need to organize for sensible drug policy reform on their campus, in their communities, and at the

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2
Aug

The Awful Legacy of the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act- and how you can help end it

Eighty-two years ago today, the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act effectively banned the sale and use of cannabis in the United States. The support garnered to pass this act was propelled by racist fearmongering. While the Marihuana Tax Act was overturned in 1969 through a ruling in the Supreme Court case Leary v. United States, marijuana prohibition was rolled up into

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20
May

It’s #SSDPAlumni Week 2019!

As the spring semester ends, many Students for Sensible Drug Policy members are graduating and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. Being a member of an SSDP chapter is a defining part of many students’ college experiences; but being an SSDPer doesn’t stop there! The SSDP Alumni Association provides a framework for our members to continue developing

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2
May

Save the Date: The International Drug Policy Reform Conference – November 6-9 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is thrilled to co-host the 2019 International Drug Policy Reform Conference! The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial conference that brings together hundreds of reformers, activists, and thought leaders from around the globe with the mission to end the War on Drugs. This three-day event features sessions led by experts in policy, public

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20
Dec

Announcing the 2019 SSDP DARE scholarship

In an ongoing effort to ensure that a diverse group of individuals and viewpoints are represented at our upcoming #SSDP2019 global conference, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (SSDP-DARE) Committee is once again offering scholarships to help defray the cost of attending the conference. Are you interested in applying for a SSDP-DARE Diversity Scholarship to Attend #SSDP2019? Fill out this form here. The

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18
Dec

Sponsor SSDP2019 by 12/31 and maximize your impact

In case you missed it, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is in the final two weeks of a year-end matching gift challenge. Our Esteemed Trustees 4Front and Green Lion Partners have joined together to give $50,000 in matching funds to help support our work. That’s an extra $50,000 to mobilize students to support cannabis reforms, advocate for harm reduction, and provide

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5
Dec

This repeal day, help end prohibition and your gift will be matched

Celebrate Repeal Day by making a gift to SSDP to show your support for ending the War on Drugs, and your tax-deductible gift will be doubled. 85 years ago today, alcohol prohibition was repealed in the United States. From 1920-1933, the prohibition of alcohol led to the consumption of dangerous, unregulated products of unknown provenance; rampant violence linked to criminal

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26
Nov

This season, give the gift of drug policy reform

It’s that time of the year, again! Give the gift of drug policy reform and support Students for Sensible Drug Policy this holiday season. #CyberMonday is today, and if you’re doing online shopping, your purchases of gifts, clothing, textbooks, dorm gear and more can support our work! Install our iGive button in your web browser or shop with Giving Assistant

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19
Nov

Announcing the 2019 DARE Scholarship Fund

Founded in 2011, the Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (DARE) committee works to elevate the voices of those from marginalized and/or directly impacted communities and strives to center these perspectives in our work to end the War on Drugs. Every year, SSDP DARE awards scholarships to people from marginalized and/or directly impacted communities to attend the annual SSDP conference. Our

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