New Chapter

3
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Rhodes College Chapter!

Our newest official chapter is at Rhodes College! The chapter, based in Memphis, Tennessee,  and founded by neuroscience student Tyler Marshall, is currently our only active chapter in the Volunteer State. I spoke with Tyler about his experience so far and his plans for Rhodes SSDP moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP?  Strangely enough, I first heard about SSDP when I

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30
Jan

SSDP Welcomes the Lone Star College Kingwood Chapter!

Our newest official chapter is at Lone Star College Kingwood! Based in Kingwood, Texas, this is our third chapter in the Lone Star State. Below is my interview with chapter founder and leader Brendan Lane:   How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP through the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). They’re doing amazing work and I can’t stress

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30
Dec

SSDP Welcomes the Monarch High School Chapter!

Our newest official chapter is at Monarch High School in Boulder, Colorado! Chapter founder and leader Elijah Ullman first got involved with SSDP during the 2012 campaign to tax and regulate marijuana in Colorado. Since then, he has been working tirelessly to start a movement at his school. His hard work and perseverance paid off early this school year, with

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17
Dec

SSDP Welcomes the University of Arizona Chapter!

I am thrilled to announce our newest official chapter, the University of Arizona! Based in Tucson, and led by Trevor Thornburg, this is the newest addition to our rapidly expanding presence in Arizona. I spoke with Trevor about his experience and his plans for the U of A chapter in spring 2014 and beyond;   How did you hear about

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5
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Another Law School Chapter

SSDP is excited to announce the newest chapter to join our network! Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of Michigan is already off to a great start. After attending SSDP’s 2013 Marijuana Lobby Day in Washington, DC, Reid Murdoch went home to Ann Arbor and started a chapter at the beginning of

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1
Nov

SSDP welcomes the National University of Ireland Galway chapter!

I am so thrilled to announce our newest official chapter, all the way from Europe, the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)! This is our second chapter in Ireland, both founded by our International student Board member Graham deBarra. Graham has done a tremendous amount of work bringing SSDP and our mission to Ireland. He first founded the chapter at University College

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21
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the George Mason University Chapter!

I’m so pleased to announce our newest chapter, in my home state of Virginia, George Mason University! Chapter founder and leader David Gibrael is not just a sensible young person fighting to end this senseless war; he’s also a Marine Corps veteran. He was a rifleman in the 1st Battalion 9th Marines and served one tour in Afghanistan in 2011. For the

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15
Oct

SSDP Welcomes a New Chapter at UC-Irvine School of Law

This month, SSDP gained another chapter at the University of California (UC) Irvine School of Law! UC – Irvine School of Law will join our other law school chapters to address the harms and failures of the drug war from a legal and academic perspective. Being a law student gives you a unique perspective to address the drug war and

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14
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the University of Central Florida (UCF) Chapter!

SSDP is growing every day. Students across the country and world want to be a part of this growing movement of young people working to end drug prohibition. They come to us regularly, eager to start changing opinions and laws. We are especially excited to be growing our network in Florida, as the state is a hotbed of drug policy reform

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24
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the University of North Georgia Chapter

Our network of student activists is constantly growing, and I’m excited to announce our most recent addition! Based in Oakwood, Georgia, the University of North Georgia is home to our newest official chapter! I interviewed chapter founder and leader Jeremy Sharp about their experience so far and their plans for moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? Initially I was

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13
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Chapter!

Please join us in welcoming our newest official chapter, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)! Based in Fort Myers, Florida, the chapter first got started in early July of this year. I worked with chapter founder and President, Jessel Serrano, over the summer and by the time school was back in session, Jessel and his team had hit the ground running. Shortly after

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2
May

SSDP Welcomes the University of North Florida (UNF) Chapter!

Please welcome our newest official chapter, coming from Jacksonville, Florida, the University of North Florida (UNF)! The initial spark for the UNF chapter was put in place by our AMPLIFY Project, so I’d like to extend a special thanks to them for all of the hard work that they do!   I spoke with chapter founder, faculty advisor, and former

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1
May

SSDP Welcomes the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Chapter!

I am thrilled to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)! UIW is a private Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas, just a short drive from the Mexico – US border. I spoke with chapter founder and leader Margarita McAuliffe about her experience with building the chapter and her  plans for the

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26
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the University of Nebraska Omaha Chapter!

I am so excited to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, the University of Nebraska Omaha! Led by chapter founder Sarah Merrigan, UNO is in our Mountain Plains region and is currently our only chapter in Nebraska. Here’s to laying the groundwork in a state where we were previously not represented! I spoke with Sarah about her experience with founding the

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21
Mar

SSDP Welcomes our First Ever Chapter in Sierra Leone!

Our movement is growing every single day, not just in the United States but all over the world. Our sensible voices have reached the campuses of Africa and our newest official chapter comes all the way from Government Rokel Secondary School in Sierra Leone! It is worth noting though that this is not our first chapter in Africa; we actually have a

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20
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the Christopher Newport University (CNU) chapter!

I am so excited to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Virginia! With the addition of CNU, our Virginia network now boasts 7 chapters and is stronger than ever. I spoke with chapter founder and leader Colin Klimowski about the chapter’s beginnings and his vision for it’s future:   How did

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5
Mar

SSDP Welcomes the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Chapter!

I am excited to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)! With multiple medical marijuana and decriminalization bills, and one legalization bill in the Legislature, Maryland is a hotbed for drug policy reform this year, and it’s fantastic that we have the UMBC chapter up and ready to help out with the fight!

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14
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Kansas State University Chapter!

I am so excited to announce the formation of our newest official chapter: Kansas State University! I spoke with Derek Varchulik, chapter founder and leader, and Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, about his experience building the chapter and his plans for moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I was doing some research for a paper and I

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7
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the University of Texas Austin Chapter!

I am thrilled to announce the formation of our newest official chapter, The University of Texas (UT) – Austin, led by chapter founder Buckley Rue! It has been incredible to see this chapter start from nothing and flourish into the spring 2013 semester. With Buckley’s hard work, we are bringing our movement back to Texas! I spoke with Buckley about

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7
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the University of South Alabama Chapter!

I am proud to announce the formation of our newest official chapter based in Mobile, Alabama at the University of South Alabama! I spoke with chapter founder, leader, and mother of two beautiful children, Courtney McQuiston about her progress so far and her vision for the chapter moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? A fellow student and

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4
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Salt Lake Community College Chapter!

I am so proud to announce our newest official chapter at Salt Lake Community College! This is currently our only chapter in Utah, and I’m happy to have chapter founder and leader Zach Baker representing sensible drug policy and leading the charge out west. I spoke with Zach abut his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward;

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10
Jan

SSDP Welcomes the Fort Lewis College Chapter!

It is my pleasure to announce SSDP’s newest official chapter, Fort Lewis College! I have been working with chapter founder and leader Clayton McConnell since he got in touch with us during the Amendment 64 marijuana legalization campaign. We had SSDPers all over Colorado and Clayton played a big part in that by successfully coordinated the get-out-the-vote effort on his college

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12
Nov

SSDP Welcomes the Montana State University Chapter!

I’m so proud to announce SSDP’s newest addition, Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana! I spoke with chapter founder and current leader Anthony Varriano about starting the chapter and his plans for moving it forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I heard of SSDP through my work with the Gary Johnson campaign. During a conference call we had a

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18
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Arizona State University Chapter!

I’m so proud to welcome SSDP’s newest official chapter to the network, Arizona State University! I’ve been working with chapter leader and co-founder Chloe Antilla and it’s so great to see this chapter get off the ground! I spoke with Chloe about the chapter, what the experience has been like so far, and what the future holds for ASU SSDP;

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10
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the University of Georgia Chapter!

I am proud to welcome the University of Georgia chapter to the SSDP network! I spoke with chapter founder and current leader Benjamin Consuegra about his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP while doing research for a speech on the drug conviction question on

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