The current New Jersey state bail system is ineffective, costly and dangerous. At the moment, monetary bail amounts for individuals arrested in New Jersey are based on a state-wide schedule that categorically assigns values to different crimes. This schedule discourages … more
Ohio State Representative, Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown), has introduced a measure that would put marijuana legalization on the ballot before state voters. If you are an Ohio resident, be sure to contact your Representative and let them know you support … more
Senate Bill 808 has passed all of its committees in the Senate! It has been added to the Special Order Calendar for Tuesday, April 30th, and is waiting to be heard on the floor! Your help is urgently needed in … more
Last week, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA] introduced HR 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013. In summary, this sensible piece of legislation would modify the federal Controlled Substances Act so that: any individual acting in compliance with state … more
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) … more
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 … more
It’s easy to feel connected to important issues when you’re in D.C., but being involved and making a difference presents a greater challenge. SSDP helps students coordinate their efforts to become involved and make that difference, and I’m incredibly excited … more
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