SSDP Report Card for December

SSDP staff, board, students and alumni (about 30 people standing in rows, smiling) during the 2019 SSDP Strategy Summit - roughly 30 people smiling, standing in rows in front of trees

Note from the team

For many, December is a quiet month, but if you follow us on social media, you already know that we have been as busy as ever. You can read all about what we were up to — things like creating tools to make advocating for drug policy at the United Nations more accessible and launching the Psychedelic Pipeline mentorship program — in the December Report Card. 

As we predicted, 2020 is off to a wild start! Just a week in, and we’re already in full gear for one of the biggest years of drug policy reform proposals we’ve ever seen. Cannabis legalization, expansion of safe consumption facilities, and all-drug decriminalization are just a few of the cutting-edge issues gaining traction everywhere you might find an SSDPer around the globe. Yet some members continue to fight murderous regimes or incarceration when they speak up for human rights. No matter the drug policy issue, we know we can find bright, passionate, energized collaborators in SSDP, so we’re gearing up for the largest annual gathering of members at #Sensible2020, our international conference.

Of course, we can’t do it without you, and this month we want to particularly thank the 200+ people who collectively gifted more than $123,000 during our 2nd annual Cannabis Challenge Match. We will put each one of those dollars to its best use as we cultivate today’s drug policy and tomorrow’s drug policy reform leaders.   

Action Alerts 

New Activists and Chapters

  • SSDP Graz (Austria)

CAT Leaderboard

Click here to view the Chapter Activity Tracker 

  1. University of Pittsburgh
  2. University of California Santa Cruz
  3. Ferris State University
  4. Michigan State University
  5. Ohio State University
  6. DePaul University
  7. SSDP Nigeria
  8. Kent State University
  9. United Methodist University
  10. Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Stats 

  • $123,008 given to support our Cannabis Challenge Campaign 
  • 151 one-on-one coaching calls
  • 32 campuses graded through our Campus Policy Gradebook
  • 21 certified Just Say Know Peer Educators & 6 new educators in training
  • 34 countries and 43 states where there was an active SSDP presence in calendar year 2019 
  • 44 members in SSDP’s new Psychedelic Pipeline mentorship program

Network Highlights

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup

In our December edition of the monthly Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup, our Director of Drug Education has compiled some of the biggest news and developments in the drug education front, including an update on the “vaping crisis,” new data and drug education resources, and much more!

SSDP in the News

From the Blog

Upcoming Events and Days of Action 

These events include those which are hosted by SSDP global, or by SSDP chapters, or in which we are partners or co-hosts, or feature an SSDP member as a speaker. If your chapter is hosting an event that you’d like listed, please let your SSDP staff member know. 

 

Recommended Reading and Resources 

Member discounts & givebacks