New Chapter

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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13
Feb

Introducing the Green Mountain College Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in the Northeast region: Green Mountain College SSDP! GMC becomes the second campus in New Hampshire with an active SSDP chapter, after the University of New Hampshire. According to chapter leader & founder Isabel (Izzy) Schmitt, the campus has a small student body but a lot of activists, making it the perfect environment

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2
Feb

Introducing the Dublin Institute of Technology Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in Ireland: Dublin Institute of Technology! This brings us to four chapters in the city of Dublin and nine total in Ireland, the most of any country outside of the United States. I got in touch with chapter leader Ray Sherlock back in November 2017, but he has known about SSDP for much

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30
Jan

Introducing the University College Dublin Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in Ireland: University College Dublin SSDP! Chapter leader Ailish Brennan received news on Monday that the UCD Student Union voted to recognize SSDP as an official organization on campus. She is very excited to get started, and took the time to answer some questions for me about her new chapter: How did you

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29
Jan

Introducing California State University, Monterey Bay SSDP

We asked a few questions of the new Chapter Leader, Chelsey Hebert, to get a sense of why they’re here and how the experience is going so far. How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP while attending Psychedelic Science 2017. Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? As an

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25
Jan

Introducing the Brandeis University SSDP Chapter

I am thrilled to introduce our newest established chapter in the Northeast region, Brandeis University SSDP! After a year of working to get the group together, chapter leaders Bobby Tromm and Ian Hunter finally had their first meeting this semester and have established a core group of members to move the chapter forward. This puts us at eight active chapters

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24
Jan

Introducing the University of Liberia SSDP Chapter

I’m very thrilled to announce that SSDP’s presence in Liberia has grown from one lone ambassador to an established chapter at the University of Liberia! Liberia now joins Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia as West African countries with established SSDP chapters. I connected with chapter leader Samson Sehgren back in December, where we discussed the need for evidence-based

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10
Jan

Introducing the Appalachian State University chapter

The War on Drugs is a war on us, our friends, and our families. To many of us, SSDP is the vehicle through which we end these senseless atrocities and unnecessary pain caused by the prohibition. That is why when Victor told me that he wanted to start a chapter at Appalachian State University, I knew SSDP would be a

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10
Jan

Introducing the Rollins College chapter

It’s with great joy that I introduce Zechariah “Zech” Hilles and the Rollins College SSDP chapter. Located in Orlando, Florida, this is the tenth currently active chapter to join our network in the state of Florida. Zechariah reached out about starting a dual SSDP and Psychedelic club situation on his campus, after getting the idea from a Chapter Leader in

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5
Jan

Introducing the Governors State University Chapter

I’m so thrilled to be introducing a newly established chapter to the SSDP network in Illinois. Please welcome the folks over at Governors State University. New chapter leader Dustin Prince sent us some insight into his process and the new chapter. How did you hear about SSDP? I have a passion and interest to be a psychedelic psychotherapist and researcher.

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2
Jan

Introducing the Wake Forest University Chapter

Good news, everyone: we have a new addition to the family. Join me in welcoming Nick Contillo and the Wake Forest University Chapter! I had the pleasure of getting to talk to Nick and asked him some questions about himself and the Wake Forest University chapter, and I’d like to share some of his responses: How did you hear about

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13
Nov

Introducing the University of New Hampshire SSDP Chapter

I’m thrilled to announce that SSDP has returned to the state of New Hampshire! Last week our new University of New Hampshire chapter had their first meeting, meaning they are now an established SSDP chapter. I spoke with the chapter leader, Abby Bartlett, about her progress thus far and the chapter’s plans for the future. How did you hear about SSDP? 

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10
Oct

Introducing the Rutgers University SSDP Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter in the Mid-Atlantic region: Rutgers University! Chapter leader Eitan Scher started making plans over the summer to get a chapter going, and one month in has already established a solid core group that is meeting regularly. I spoke with Eitan about his progress so far and his vision for the future of

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14
Sep

Introducing the University of Pittsburgh Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter in the Mid-Atlantic Region: University of Pittsburgh SSDP! Reviving the chapter after being defunct for about a year, chapter leaders Eva Louise, Alyssa, and Kory have gotten off to a quick start this semester. I spoke with the three of them about their experiences so far and what they have planned for

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20
Jul

Introducing SSDP Israel

I’m thrilled to announce our newest chapter in Israel! SSDP now has a presence in 26 countries, with Israel being the first chapter in the MENA region. I spoke with chapter leader Yahav Erez about their work so far and their plans for the future: How did you hear about SSDP? My professor at my graduate program (STS- Science, Technology & Society

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15
Jun

SSDP Welcomes the George Mason University Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce the newest SSDP chapter: George Mason University! Chapter leaders Samir Lal and Vincent Rado first reached out to us a few months ago and have been hard at work since getting the GMU chapter revived. I spoke with them about their success thus far and their plans for the future: How did you hear about SSDP? I had

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23
May

Introducing the Georgetown Law SSDP Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest SSDP chapter in Washington, DC: Georgetown Law SSDP! Chapter leader Andy Gargano got the chapter started up just in time to host an interest meeting at the end of the semester, and has put together a solid crew of young activists who are looking forward to ending the drug war. I spoke with Andy

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1
Mar

Introducing the Dean College Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest established SSDP chapter in Massachusetts, Dean College! Chapter leader Liam Devine has been working to set up the chapter for about a year now and finally got things up and running this semester. I spoke with Liam about his progress thus far and what we can expect from Dean College SSDP moving forward: How

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15
Feb

Meet Our Newest Chapter at Houston Community College

We are happy to announce to the world our 6th established chapter (and 12th campus) in the state of Texas at Houston Community College (HCC). HCC SSDP is now officially recognized by their school and marks SSDP’s second currently active chapter in Houston (along with Rice University). Chapter founders Chris Mendez and Edward Peña are both planning to transfer to the University of

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27
Jan

Introducing the Syracuse University SSDP Chapter

I’m thrilled to announce that we have a new SSDP chapter in New York at Syracuse University! I spoke with the chapter leader, Analise Sesay, about what they have accomplished so far and discussed their goals for the future. How did you hear about SSDP? I was referred to SSDP by Kamani Jefferson. Why did you want to get involved/what made you

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9
Jan

Introducing Texas State University SSDP

It is with great fervor that I introduce Sharon Medina and the Texas State University (TSU) SSDP chapter, hailing from in San Marcos, TX. The formation of TSU SSDP marks our 4th official chapter of SSDP in Texas. Sharon has been a joy to work with since she first contacted me last March. Since then she and her chapter Vice

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6
Jan

Introducing Rice University SSDP

It is with great excitement that I announce the official formation of our 5th established (recognized by the University) SSDP chapter in the state of Texas at Rice University. Located in Houston, TX, Rice is home to the Baker institute of Public Policy, a regional and national leader in the analysis of drug policy and drug policy reform. Two of the

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5
Jan

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Welcomes the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley Chapter!

I am excited to introduce SSDP’s first business school students, from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley! Read on to hear more about the cool things they’ve done to raise awareness of what sensible cannabis policy and industry should be. Why did you want to get involved with SSDP / the cannabis industry? We’re business school

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21
Dec

SSDP Welcomes the Napa Valley College Chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Meet Taylor Giamo, the chapter leader of SSDP at Napa Valley College. She first found out about SSDP at the Elevate Conference, and has since been making big moves on campus. She recently became the Senator of Health Occupations with Napa Valley College student government, and is planning to push for sensible drug policy and education for her peers on

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16
Nov

SSDP Welcomes the Southeast Missouri State University Chapter

I’m full of joy to announce another newly established SSDP chapter, this time in Missouri. We’ve had folks in and around Southeast Missouri State University for a while now, and their hard work has paid off as the SEMO chapter of SSDP is finally recognized as an official organization. The current chapter leader, Karma Alvey, wrote up an excellent blog

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