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18
Sep

SSDP Gains a New Chapter in Kentucky

This past week, SSDP gained a new chapter in the Commonwealth of Kentucky at Western Kentucky University. WKU SSDP recently received official registered organization status on campus, and chapter leader Kelly Cannon is excited to get to work. With the recent start of the Fall semester, WKU SSDP is looking for new members on campus to join their team. WKU

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29
Aug

U.S. Department of Justice Won't Challenge State Marijuana Laws

From: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/August/13-opa-974.html Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing, and sale. In a new memorandum outlining the policy, the Department makes clear that marijuana remains

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12
Jun

SSDP to Host Reception on Capitol Hill Following Federal Marijuana Lobby Day

I am excited to announce that Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be holding a reception on Capitol Hill next Monday, June 17th, at the conclusion of our Federal Marijuana Lobby Day featuring special guest speakers Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) and conservative stalwart Grover Norquist. As we join together on the Capitol grounds, we aim to bring together some of

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22
Mar

Let's Talk About Drug War Economics

Tax Day. That dreadful deadline that we all have to meet is just around the corner. When most people think about Tax Day they don’t often think about drug policy, but maybe they should be. Every year in the United States, we spend more than $51,000,000,000 on drug prohibition. That is a significant portion of your tax money being spent

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27
Feb

SSDP Welcomes Our Newest Chapters!

It’s a very exciting week as an Outreach Director when I get to see the establishment of not one, not two, but three new SSDP chapters in our national chapter network. The national office is excited to announce the charters of campus chapters at Whittier Law School, Grinnell College, and Ursinus College! Read more about our latest additions below in

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11
Jan

SSDP Welcomes Newest Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh

Today, SSDP welcomes our newest chapter in Pennsylvania at the University of Pittsburgh. Matt Ashford, who is studying towards his Masters of Social Work, recently re-started the chapter and looks forward to shaking things up on campus. He was recently inspired to start an SSDP chapter after having issues with the way Pennsylvania legislature addresses marijuana and alcohol policy within the

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10
Jan

2013 SSDP Resources for Students

So, it’s 2013, and you need more resources to make your SSDP chapter run like a well oiled machine. Turns out you are in luck. SSDP has tons of student resources for you. No matter what you are doing with your SSDP chapter, we have the tools to help you out. Take a look at some of our resources, and

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9
Jan

Start The Spring Semester With a Bang!

It’s January, and for most of our students that means it’s time to start the Spring semester. Like many other SSDPers, you might be asking yourself how you can start off the new year with a bang. So, I thought I would share some exciting event ideas that you can host to attract new members to your chapter, while also

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7
Jan

SSDP To Host 2013 Leadership Webinar Series

As the Spring semester starts back up, one of the easiest ways to learn how to become a better activist and chapter leader is through SSDP’s Leadership Webinar series. Each semester, we host an ongoing series of webinars aimed at making you the best SSDPer you can be by addressing important areas of leadership and chapter management based on our years of

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16
Aug

The 2012 HIGH TIMES Guide to Higher Education

HIGH TIMES is proud to present their annual ranking of America’s top institutions of higher education when it comes to marijuana activism. With medical cannabis laws spreading rapidly nationwide, and full legalization on the ballot in three states (Colorado, Washington, and Oregon) this November, students have been playing a vital role in ending the War on Drugs. Naturally, they are

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