Rob Hofmann

17
Oct

SSDP rockstars presenting at Reform Conference

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a proud co-host of The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, taking place on November 6th-9th in St. Louis, MO. Reform will bring together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs is a fundamental threat to freedom and human rights. We are going to be hearing from a great variety of

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2
Oct

Introducing SSDP Buffalo!

Written by Jack Quon ’19, Chapter Leader of SSDP Buffalo How did you hear about SSDP? I was referred to SSDP by Charleen from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) , in response to my questions about young people in the psychedelic community. Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? I thought

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19
Sep

Another Introduction from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis SSDP!

Written by Jessica Briscoe ‘19, Co-Founder of Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis How did you hear about SSDP? My lovely friend, Amy Hildebrand ‘16! Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? I wanted to get involved in SSDP because the War on Drugs has destroyed thousands of lives in the United States, and

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29
Aug

Introducing the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Chapter!

Submitted by Jeremy LaReau ‘19, Co-Founder of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis SSDP   I can’t remember when or how I first heard of SSDP, but I have known about SSDP for a long time. I’ve been following the work of MAPS and Drug Policy Alliance for years and likely heard about SSDP from one of those organizations. After moving

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29
Aug

Introducing the Illinois State University SSDP Chapter!

Written by Joie Pecoraro ’19 and Hannah Westphal ’19, President and Vice President of Illinois State University SSDP   Hannah Westphal — I first heard about SSDP last year when MAPS sent out an email about the SSDP conference in Chicago. Almost a year later, I was listening to an episode of the Psychedelics Today podcast featuring Vilmarie Narloch, and

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19
Aug

Participate in the SSDP membership survey

The values and priorities of Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s student members, alumni, and supporters are where SSDP staff center our work. As a large, distributed grassroots network, we rely on a variety of communication modes to learn about what matters to our members, including our annual membership survey. We rely on the survey results to inform organizational priorities and

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12
Jul

Introducing our new Movement Building Fellow, Robert Hofmann ‘16

My journey into drug policy reform started at SUNY New Paltz in 2016. About a decade before I started attending, the school instituted draconian drug policies in a futile attempt to change their party-school image, including a two-strike marijuana expulsion policy and a one-strike controlled substance expulsion policy. This policy change was followed by a dramatic increase in police activity

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