Rachel Wissner

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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