Tag: student

3
Jan

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2019

Daniel Jabbour ‘07, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of 2014. To honor and remember him, SSDP created the Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund to help send outstanding activists to SSDP conferences. This year, the scholarship committee will be selecting a few SSDPers to attend SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. Daniel’s driving passions in drug

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15
Dec

Ariana's story

Our growing network of 4,000 members on 300 campuses in 12 countries is full of outstanding young people, and it’s my honor to be able to share just a few of their stories with you this holiday season. It’s because of the support of people like you that today will mean our growing network of 4,000 student members — members

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30
Dec

Invest in students like Stephanie

We know there are many worthy organizations vying for your attention as you consider making year-end gifts, and that Students for Sensible Drug Policy is just one of them. That’s why I wanted to take a moment to remind you that when you give to SSDP, you’re also making an investment in the future. You see, students often come to us

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10
Jun

Eric Petro joins SSDP ranks as Summer Intern

Defending your rights can sometimes seem to be a fairly daunting task, especially when the primary threat to exercising those rights is the United States federal government. This isn’t my first time staying in Washington, D.C., but no matter how comfortable I get with recognizing street names or navigating the metro, I can’t help feeling intimidated as I pass the

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23
May

Meet one of our summer interns!

Working at Students for Sensible Drug Policy has been a dream of mine ever since I found out about the organization. I was introduced to SSDP by Brandon Levey, current Vice Chair of the SSDP Board of Directors, almost as soon as I arrived at University of Maryland. One morning he called me and said I should come by Stamp (our Student

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2
May

DEA forgets about UCSD student in custody for 5 days without food or water

Daniel Chong, a 23 year old University of California San Diego student, was detained by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and then left for dead for five days without food or water. On April 21, Daniel was smoking marijuana with friends when DEA agents suddenly burst through the door of his friend’s apartment with guns drawn. Daniel was detained and

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31
Jan

The laws will not change themselves

On January 25th I had the opportunity to testify in favor of HB 1705, a bill which would legalize the use and trade of marijuana in my home state of New Hampshire.  It was the first time I had ever participated directly in the legislative process, and it turned out to be an incredible experience that I won’t soon forget.  New

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2
Aug

My summer as an SSDP intern in Washington, DC

What a summer it has been interning with SSDP in our DC office.  I’ve had more fun and gained more experience than I could imagine over these two months! Whether it was helping organize the DC Vigil for the Victims of the War on Drugs in front of the White House, or attending Press Conferences with drug policy experts and celebrities, or

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29
Jul

NVCC SSDP Adopts A Highway

Recently, our chapter leaders at Northern Virginia Community College adopted a highway in northern Virginia.  Just like many other community groups and businesses have done to show their commitment to social good, they’re directly giving back to their local community by keeping a section of this highway clean.  (Also, this is quite possibly the first time that the words “Students

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9
Jun

The Power of Student Activism

Check out our very own David Haseltine, president of the University of Connecticut SSDP chapter, on Huffington Post talking about how SSDP helped pass Connecticut’s new marijuana decriminalization law. Go David!