Stacia Wallis

8
Jan

SSDP Report Card – December 2018

2018 was an incredible year for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, as you’ve seen in our annual report, read about in our annual top 10 list, and even heard in the news. We’re grateful for our 5,000+student members who are investing time in keeping their communities safe. We’re proud of the alumni who are carrying their SSDP values into their

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3
Jan

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2019

Daniel Jabbour ‘07, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of 2014. To honor and remember him, SSDP created the Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund to help send outstanding activists to SSDP conferences. This year, the scholarship committee will be selecting a few SSDPers to attend SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. Daniel’s driving passions in drug

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2
Jan

Vote this week for your favorite SSDP2019 conference sessions

Here at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, we take our role as a grassroots organization seriously. That means involving you in our programmatic decisions. Right now, we’re in the process of developing sessions, speakers, and other content for SSDP2019, our annual global conference taking place just outside of Chicago, IL on March 29-31. We invited our network to submit their

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27
Dec

SSDP’s Top 10 Highlights of 2018

Students for Sensible Drug Policy did some amazing things in 2018. Our thoughtful, bright, and impressive young activists made huge strides towards SSDP’s vision of a post-prohibition future where safety, justice, and education are prioritized in drug policy. There’s no better time than right now to help us celebrate 20 years and the start of 2019 by making a year-end

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24
Dec

Tell us what you want to see at SSDP2019 before December 28

Have an idea for the conference? Submit a session proposal for #SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference We’re serious about Students for Sensible Drug Policy‘s student-run nature. We want SSDP2019 conference sessions to reflect the amazing things SSDPers are working on and meet your needs as an organizer and activist. For the fourth year in a row,

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8
Nov

Register today for SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference

Great news! Early bird registration is now open for the biggest Students for Sensible Drug Policy event of the year. And for the first 24 hours only, we’ll be covering Eventbrite processing fees, saving you $15-30!  SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to the Chicago area on March 29-31, 2019 for our

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23
Aug

Announcing SSDP’s 2018-19 Organizational Objectives

Each year, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy board, staff, and select students and alumni come together for an in-person “Strategy Summit.” Earlier this summer, we gathered in Denver, CO to discuss the activities and direction of the organization and came to conclusions on our plan for the upcoming year. This plan is finalized as our 2018-2019 SSDP Organizational Objectives,

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22
Aug

Announcing the 2018 SSDP Regional Conferences

The Fall semester is beginning and so Students for Sensible Drug Policy activism will be ramping up. Dive right in and meet your fellow drug policy reformers at an SSDP Regional Conference! We invite SSDP community members to join your respective regional networks for a fun and thrilling weekend of knowledge sharing and community building through interactive workshops, educational discussions,

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22
Jun

Apply to become an officer of the SSDP Alumni Association

Founded in 2015, the SSDP Alumni Association created a formal avenue through which SSDP Alumni could interact with our students and network. Alumni Association activities include, but are not limited to: community building through independently organized events, mentorship of current SSDP students, and philanthropy efforts for the organization. Members of the Alumni Association receive special discounts and consideration for SSDP

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14
May

It’s #SSDPalumni Week!

As the spring semester draws to a close, many students will be graduating and moving on from school to the next chapter of their lives. Being a member of an SSDP chapter is a defining part of many students’ college experiences; I know it certainly was for me! The SSDP Alumni Association aims to provide a framework for SSDPers to continue

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13
Feb

Announcing 2018 SSDP Award Nominees

At SSDP2018, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the SSDP network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Registration is still open, and Awards Ceremony + Dance Party only tickets are available here. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Change Beyond Campus Boston College Golden Gate University School of Law Hamline University SSDP

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19
Jan

SSDP2018 Keynotes and Content Preview

Six weeks from today, hundreds of students, alumni and supporters will gather in Baltimore for SSDP2018: the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day! We’re excited to announce our keynote speakers and to give you a sneak peek at more than two dozen of our breakout sessions: Keynote Speakers Rick Doblin, PhD Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic

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5
Dec

Vote for your favorite SSDP2018 sessions this week

Here at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, we take our role as a grassroots organization seriously. That means involving you in our programmatic decisions. Right now, we’re in the process of developing sessions, speakers, and other content for SSDP2018, our annual international conference and lobby day taking place in Baltimore, MD on March 2-5. We invited our network to submit

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8
Nov

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2018

Daniel Jabbour ‘07, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of 2014. To honor and remember him, SSDP created the Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund to help send outstanding activists to SSDP conferences. This year, the scholarship committee will be selecting a few SSDPers to attend SSDP2018: The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s driving passions

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22
May

It’s #SSDPalumni week!

As the spring semester draws to a close, many students will be graduating and moving on from school to the next chapter of their lives. Being a part of an SSDP chapter is a defining part of many students’ college experiences, I know it certainly was for me! The SSDP Alumni Association aims to provide a framework for SSDPers to continue

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14
Mar

Congratulations to this year’s award nominees

Ten days from today, at SSDP2017, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the SSDP network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Stuart Ableson Goodwill Dr. Bronner’s Marijuana Business Daily MassRoots Elizabeth Nichols & The Laurel Rosebud Fund Scott & Cyan Banister Campus Change Dublin City

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9
Feb

Run for a position on the newly restructured Alumni Association leadership board

This month is the Alumni Association‘s birthday, which means it’s time to elect our new leaders. In its first two years, the Alumni Association Leadership Board consisted of three officers per region, resulting in a board of 24 people. After careful consideration and evaluation, we have determined this is excessive to the max. We envision a day when the Alumni

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16
Dec

SSDP2017 registration now open!

Early bird registration is now open for the biggest SSDP event of 2017!  SSDP2017 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to Portland, Oregon on March 24-26, 2017 for our annual gathering featuring: Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and panels addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and

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30
Oct

Announcing the 2015-16 Annual Report

As I write this, 4,000 Students for Sensible Drug Policy members are being mobilized by our talented outreach staff to register and educate voters in states considering ballot initiatives to reform cannabis laws. There have never been this many states considering legalizing marijuana for adult or medical use at one time. But there have never been as many young people

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12
Sep

SSDP Mentors program launched today

The interpersonal connections between SSDPers have always been the glue that makes our organization so strong. With an ever-growing population of SSDP alumni, there’s never been a better time to formalize those relationships. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of “SSDP Mentors,” the SSDP Alumni Association Mentoring Program! By connecting current SSDP students with those who have graduated, we

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1
Jul

Announcing SSDP’s 2016-17 Organizational Objectives

Each year, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy board, staff, and select students and alumni come together for an in-person “Strategy Summit.” A couple of weeks ago, we gathered in Berkeley, CA to discuss the activities and direction of the organization and came to conclusions on our plan for the upcoming year. This plan is finalized as our 2016-2017 SSDP Organizational

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20
May

Meet The Wets, the SSDP family band

This blog post is part of the SSDP Alumni Association spring membership drive series. Join us today!   As evidenced by Rachelle Yeung ’11 the SSDP network has an overwhelming sense of love, community and weird to offer its members. SSDP national conferences are an annual manifestation of this incredible spirit. Any student, alumnus, or supporter who has attended a conference

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20
May

Maddy's SSDP Alumna Story

I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Okay, not always. And actually, not even when I first went to college. In fact, I wanted to be a news anchor, so I studied journalism. I desired to be an objective and reliable source of non-sensationalized information for the general public. Silly me. What was the next best option? Law

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19
May

Recovery and Reform: An alum's journey back

Over seven years ago I co-founded the Northeastern University undergraduate chapter of SSDP. As a student in Boston during the 2008 election season, I was thrilled because also on the ballot that year was a vote on whether Massachusetts should decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Like many young people, I experimented with drugs in high school. While most of my

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19
May

The SSDP Family: So impossibly good. So impossibly weird.

I didn’t join SSDP while I was in college. I hadn’t even heard of it until far too late into my senior year. If I hadn’t been turned down for an internship during my first year of law school, I would have never co-founded my chapter, and joined a family that has changed my life. I always talk about the

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