The best part of working at Students for Sensible Drug Policy is hearing amazing stories every day about what our members are doing to end the War on Drugs and protect their communities from the harms caused by drug prohibition. If you’re as inspired by their work as I am, please make a gift to support the students who are
Our chapter at Grand Valley State University just got recognized on campus, how exciting! We are very glad to welcome them to the SSDP Family, and asked chapter leader Kyle Giusti about his process and plans for their school. 1. How did you hear about SSDP? I have been involved with Students for Liberty for almost a year now. Through
Our SSDP chapter at Northern Michigan University was recently recognized on campus! We’re excited to welcome them all to the family, and have prepared some information about them through an interview with Chapter Leader Perry Boyd. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP during our first YAP club meeting this semester. Zach had
Written by Illinois State Policy Intern Amy Hildebrand I’ll start with two facts of cannabis legalization that should, by now, be well known, but nonetheless are important in anchoring the discussion. The war on drugs as a whole and cannabis policing specifically have disproportionately impacted communities of color. (See: Race and the Drug War) The contemporary legal cannabis market is
Written by Amy Hildebrand, IL State Policy Intern On a frigid Monday night in January, even a class with mandatory attendance would be hard-pressed to fill every seat at DePaul University, but DePaul SSDP was able to do just that last week when we hosted our Student Voter Cannabis Legalization Forum in an auditorium which seated about 70. The evening
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.
We’re fortunate to have connected with Donald Turpen of Indiana State University. In the past month, he’s already founded his chapter and got it recognized by the administration. Read on to find out more about his plans for SSDP at ISU! How did you hear about SSDP? I have actually been involved in the legalization/decriminalization effort for many years. I
Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Midwest Regional Conference was a huge success! Students from eight different chapters across three states convened at the DePaul University Campus in Chicago, Illinois on the weekend of October 21st-23rd for a conference that spanned a wide variety of drug policy reform topics. After students settled in with some coffee and breakfast, Spencer Rudnick and Kat
These are absolutely my favorite blog posts to write for SSDP. I love introducing new chapters. It’s been a blast getting to know Davin Surio. He takes his work seriously, and he’s a serious force for change. I can’t wait to see what the MSU SSDP chapter accomplishes under his leadership. Read on for more about him and his organization!
It’s the middle of August, and school is almost back in session, which means we are about to see another tidal wave of newly established SSDP chapters as students come back to campus. I’m happy that the first chapter I get to introduce to the network in the 2016-2017 school year is the re-established DePaul University chapter. I met Amy