Note from the team As we enter the fall season, Students for Sensible Drug Policy has seen the return to campus for many of our chapters for the first time in well over a year. As everyone re-adjusts to a world that is not quite post-COVID but growing nearer, young leaders around the world are eager to re-engage with their
Note from Executive Director, Jason Ortiz ’08 Hello SSDP! As the new Executive Director of SSDP, I’m excited to share all the amazing work we’ve been doing over the last few months to pass cannabis laws, create opportunities in the psychedelic space, and continue to lift the voices of those most impacted by the war on drugs. If after reading
As Students for Sensible Drug Policy is dedicated to making sure that young people from across the world are at the center of drug policy reform, over the last month we have rolled out some exciting new program changes. Alongside opening our International Office in Vienna in September, on October 1st, Róisín Downes ‘15 and Orsi Feher ‘16 signed the
This school year, many of our student members are starting their semesters during an unprecedented pandemic, with confusing campus reopening timelines, virtual classes, and a long lasting separation from their friends and fellow drug policy reformers. Despite the intense challenges of organizing during this time, our chapters and our members continue to show resilience in fighting the War on Drugs.
I’m excited to share the first edition of SSDP’s Alumni Association newsletter with you. The Association’s Leadership Board decided to provide this newsletter after alumni reported they wanted to hear from SSDP more, know what the national organization, individual chapters, and fellow alumni are doing. In each issue, we will highlight at least one chapter and an alumnus, as well
Hello again SSDP rock stars! Here is your October installment of our monthly Chapter Leaders Newsletter. It’s packed with information and updates from all over the SSDP network. Please make sure to forward these newsletters along to your chapter members. We want to make sure every SSDP student is in the know and that they get the resources they need!
Hi again SSDP rockstars! Here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Leadership transition resources It’s almost the end of the Spring semester, which for a lot of people means you’ll be moving on to new things. Whether that move is into a new chapter officer position, or walking across the stage
Hi there SSDP rockstars, Happy Spring! As promised, here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Take action CA: Help Reform Drug Possession Penalties in California NY: Support Medical Marijuana Legislation in New York CT: Support Good Samaritan Policies on School Campuses in Connecticut MO: Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in Missouri MA: Help Legalize Marijuana in Massachusetts
Hi there SSDP rockstars! Can you believe it’s March already? As promised, here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Take action Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in Missouri Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in New Hampshire Legalize Marijuana in Oregon Legalize Marijuana in Massachusetts Legalize Marijuana in Rhode Island Legalize Marijuana in
SSDP Chapter Leaders Newsletter February 2013 Hi there SSDP rockstars! We hope your chapters are off to a great start this semester. It’s looking to be quite a busy time for drug policy reform this winter. In addition to everything we’ve listed below, we wanted to let you in on some insider news… Next week, we will have some very
Hi there SSDP rockstars! As we start the new year, we’re proud to bring to you the first ever SSDP chapter leaders newsletter. From now on each month, we’ll send out a message like this that includes recent blog posts, new resources, upcoming events (online and offline), and other items of interest to SSDPers such as yourself. The idea is
SSDP students have been hard at work all across the sunshine state, working to change impractical policies on state and campus levels. Here are some updates of what our Florida chapters have been up to: LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS 911 Good Samaritan Act of Florida (SB 278) Florida’s 911 Good Samaritan Act is designed to save lives; when someone in America overdoses, a
We are glad to announce the second Alumni Newsletter! In the newsletter we spotlight several exceptional alumni to see what they’ve been up to. We are also so proud to see many amazing SSDP Alumni who were able to make it to our 2011 SSDP Training Conference and Lobby Day in Washington DC. Last but not least, we have great