Blog

24
May

We are the End of the Drug War

Photo: Nick Zettell ’09 with Ferris State University chapter. Credit: Mariah Gaither ’16. This post is part of a series written by SSDP Alumni for #SSDPAlumni Week. Join today! The world would be a better place without Students for Sensible Drug Policy. I truly believe that, with the caveat being that SSDP exists only as a reaction to the raging

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22
May

The Importance of Staying Involved in our Community: A message from a new Alumni Member

This post is by Rachel Mass ’15 and is part of a series written by SSDP Alumni for #SSDPAlumni Week. Join today! In Spring 2015, the second semester of my freshman year at Kent State University, I decided to attend a documentary screening hosted by the Kent State University chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. The documentary was The

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21
May

The Power of the SSDP Family: A message from an alum of three chapters

Photo: from left to right, Samantha Wyler ’12, Robert Hofmann ’16, and Rachel Wissner ’11. Credit: Mariah Gaither ’16.This blog post is by Samantha Wyler ‘12 and is part of a series written by SSDP Alumni for #SSDPAlumni Week. Join today! There are many reasons why SSDP is such a special organization, it’s hard for me to think of how

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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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13
May

ANNOUNCING SSDP SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NCIA CANNABIS BUSINESS SUMMIT & EXPO

About NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo National Cannabis Industry Association’s 6th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will take place 22 – 24, 2019 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. The summit will bring together more than 10,000 cannabis industry professionals across all areas of the industry. Attendees will gain insights on best practices,

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2
May

Introducing Indiana University at Pennsylvania SSDP!

Join us in welcoming Giovanni “Gio” Serrapere ‘19, Xavier Bennett ‘19, Kaitlyn “Kate” Adams ‘19, Morgan Glasser ‘19, and the rest of the newly founded Indiana University at Pennsylvania Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter! Gio, Kate, Xavier, and Morgan co-founded IUP SSDP earlier this month, and I had the privilege of interviewing the four of them to learn more

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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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29
Apr

Planting the seeds of harm reduction in Belarus

Written by Piotr Markielau ’18, founder of SSDP Belarus How to reduce the harms of drugs? This question was used as the event title for a lecture series organized by Legalize Belarus, the only group in the country advocating for decriminalisation of drug use. Supported by Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Students For Liberty, activists organised 5 educational events

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24
Apr

We’re hiring!

Have you ever wanted to work for Students for Sensible Drug Policy? We’re hiring for two positions, and this could be your chance to land your dream job! Working for SSDP is an opportunity to serve our network of students who are leading the charge to end the disastrous War on Drugs and heal the harms of drug prohibition. SSDP

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16
Apr

SSDP is now hiring a Global Program Coordinator

Do you view the War on Drugs as a global, intersectional issue affecting communities in every region of the world? Do you want to coordinate a youth-led network of drug policy activists based in over 30 countries? Are you interested in advocating for human rights at the United Nations on behalf of an ECOSOC-accredited NGO? Now is your chance to

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