Join the Drug Policy Reform Movement at the Rally to Restore (Drug Policy) Sanity this Sat. 10-30-10

Are you coming to Washington, DC for The Daily Show’s Rally to Restore Sanity or The Colbert Report’s March to Keep Fear Alive this Saturday 10/30/10?

SSDP is involved in organizing events before, during, and after the rally to mobilize supporters of marijuana and other drug law reform. With the support of the Drug Policy Alliance, the Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet), and other allies, we can unite as a powerful movement for drug policy sanity in Washington, DC on October 30th. Less than 72 hours before California voters will go to the polls and decide the fate of Proposition 19, a potentially monumental step forward toward ending marijuana prohibition. We must take this incredibly appropriate opportunity to be a voice for sensible drug policy, join us in Washington, DC  . . . (more…)

Top 10 Schools Leading Just Say Now Marijuana Legalization Petition Drive

West Virginia SSDP chapter getting it done

Students across the country hit the ground running this fall semester, collecting hundreds of petition signatures to legalize marijuana. One month ago, we launched the Just Say Now Campus Challenge for our chapters to compete against each other to see who can gather the most signatures. Through this competition, over 150 SSDP chapters are competing for prizes such as hemp t-shirts, flip video cameras, and other Just Say Now merchandise.

Let’s take a look at which schools are leading the pack…*

  1. Northern Virginia Community College: 423
    Woodbridge, VA
  2. University of Cincinnati: 255
    Cincinnati, OH
  3. West Virginia University: 214
    Morgantown, WV
  4. Albert Einstein High School: 142
    Silver Spring, MD
  5. University of Connecticut: 114
    Storrs, CT
  6. SUNY Canton: 108
    Canton, NY
  7. University of Utah: 105
    Salt Lake City, UT
  8. University of New Mexico: 58
    Albuquerque, NM
  9. University of Maryland: 45
    College Park, MD
  10. Seton Hill University: 33
    Greensburg, PA

* as of noon EST 9/14/10. Congratulations to members of these 10 SSDP chapters on your hard work. If your school hasn’t gotten the ball rolling on campus yet, don’t worry it’s certainly not too late! All of our chapters should have received their Just Say Now campaign materials in the mail, so get out there and show us what you can do! And as always, feel free to contact your regional outreach director for advice or with questions.

As students head back to school this fall semester, and as we get closer to Election Day, I know the competition will only grow more and more intense, so stay tuned. To learn more about the Just Say Now Campus Challenge visit this page.