Which issues will we be lobbying for at the SSDP2014 Lobby Day? On Monday 9/29, we’ll be meeting with our elected officials to urge their support for two important pieces of federal legislation. The Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1410) reduces prison costs and populations by creating fairer, less costly minimum terms for nonviolent drug offenders. The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act (H.R.1523) creates an exemption in the Controlled Substances Act for anyone acting in compliance with state marijuana laws, meaning if an individual is following state law, he or she would not be prosecuted and imprisoned by the federal government. More information on Lobby Day can be found here.