Tyler Williams

1
Oct

20th Anniversary Edition Report Card

Over the course of 20 years, Students for Sensible Drug Policy members have come together in our communities, at conferences, and across oceans because we understand this: the War on Drugsis an affront to human rights, cognitive liberty, and evidence-based approaches to drugs and the people who use them. We don’t agree on everything — some days, we don’t agree

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5
Sep

IOC Monthly Bulletin

Welcome to the SSDP International Organizing Committee’s August Bulletin! Here you will find updates on some of the major SSDP activities happening around the world, as well as news and updates from the United Nations. This month’s bulletin will cover SSDP activities from the month of August. SSDP’s International Organizing Committee (IOC) is dedicated to supporting youth-led drug policy activism

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15
May

Farewell! A Tribute to my Time as an SSDP Staff Member

It may come as surprise to many of you to learn that, after four years, today is my last day as a staff member on the Students for Sensible Drug Policy team. As I sit here at my desk in the SSDP National HQ in Washington DC, I find myself at a loss for what to type. If I wrote

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27
Apr

SSDP Report Card – April 2018

Hello, and thanks for checking out our new Report Card! We’re excited to introduce you to this new message, which we’ll send monthly during the school year, to keep you posted on the lastest from our network. Curious about the latest news, work, events from our chapters, or where our newest chapters are located? Look no further! We hope you

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29
Mar

Introducing our New Chapter at Grand Valley State University

Our chapter at Grand Valley State University just got recognized on campus, how exciting! We are very glad to welcome them to the SSDP Family, and asked chapter leader Kyle Giusti about his process and plans for their school. 1. How did you hear about SSDP? I have been involved with Students for Liberty for almost a year now. Through

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22
Mar

Introducing our New Chapter at Northern Michigan University

Our SSDP chapter at Northern Michigan University was recently recognized on campus! We’re excited to welcome them all to the family, and have prepared some information about them through an interview with Chapter Leader Perry Boyd. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP during our first YAP club meeting this semester. Zach had

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24
Feb

Introducing the College of Southern Idaho Chapter

We’re expanding our presence in Idaho, and I’m so excited to announce our newest chapter at the College of Southern Idaho. I asked chapter leader Skyler Rienstra to share some of their journey, ideas, and passion on the SSDP blog. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP?  I heard about SSDP through an article written by Andrew Sewell

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20
Feb

Board Elections at #SSDP2018

SSDP 2018 is just about 10 days away, and 15 amazing SSDPers have applied to run for the Board of Directors. SSDP is governed by a Board of Directors, which is made up of student members – elected by SSDP chapters during SSDP’s annual Congress – and appointed alumni. All are volunteers and each member serves a two-year term. Directors

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8
Feb

Pass the Mic

Written by Illinois State Policy Intern Amy Hildebrand I’ll start with two facts of cannabis legalization that should, by now, be well known, but nonetheless are important in anchoring the discussion. The war on drugs as a whole and cannabis policing specifically have disproportionately impacted communities of color. (See: Race and the Drug War) The contemporary legal cannabis market is

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25
Jan

DePaul SSDP’s Student Voter Forum Recap

Written by Amy Hildebrand, IL State Policy Intern On a frigid Monday night in January, even a class with mandatory attendance would be hard-pressed to fill every seat at DePaul University, but DePaul SSDP was able to do just that last week when we hosted our Student Voter Cannabis Legalization Forum in an auditorium which seated about 70. The evening

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