Stacia Cosner

14
Mar

Congratulations to this year’s award nominees

Ten days from today, at SSDP2017, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the SSDP network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! Stuart Ableson Goodwill Dr. Bronner’s Marijuana Business Daily MassRoots Elizabeth Nichols & The Laurel Rosebud Fund Scott & Cyan Banister Campus Change Dublin City

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9
Feb

Run for a position on the newly restructured Alumni Association leadership board

This month is the Alumni Association‘s birthday, which means it’s time to elect our new leaders. In its first two years, the Alumni Association Leadership Board consisted of three officers per region, resulting in a board of 24 people. After careful consideration and evaluation, we have determined this is excessive to the max. We envision a day when the Alumni

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16
Dec

SSDP2017 registration now open!

Early bird registration is now open for the biggest SSDP event of 2017!  SSDP2017 will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to Portland, Oregon on March 24-26, 2017 for our annual gathering featuring: Educational programming. The core conference program will include prominent keynote speakers and panels addressing the hottest topics in policy, harm reduction, leadership, organizing, and

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30
Oct

Announcing the 2015-16 Annual Report

As I write this, 4,000 Students for Sensible Drug Policy members are being mobilized by our talented outreach staff to register and educate voters in states considering ballot initiatives to reform cannabis laws. There have never been this many states considering legalizing marijuana for adult or medical use at one time. But there have never been as many young people

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12
Sep

SSDP Mentors program launched today

The interpersonal connections between SSDPers have always been the glue that makes our organization so strong. With an ever-growing population of SSDP alumni, there’s never been a better time to formalize those relationships. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of “SSDP Mentors,” the SSDP Alumni Association Mentoring Program! By connecting current SSDP students with those who have graduated, we

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1
Jul

Announcing SSDP’s 2016-17 Organizational Objectives

Each year, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy board, staff, and select students and alumni come together for an in-person “Strategy Summit.” A couple of weeks ago, we gathered in Berkeley, CA to discuss the activities and direction of the organization and came to conclusions on our plan for the upcoming year. This plan is finalized as our 2016-2017 SSDP Organizational

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20
May

Meet The Wets, the SSDP family band

This blog post is part of the SSDP Alumni Association spring membership drive series. Join us today!   As evidenced by Rachelle Yeung ’11 the SSDP network has an overwhelming sense of love, community and weird to offer its members. SSDP national conferences are an annual manifestation of this incredible spirit. Any student, alumnus, or supporter who has attended a conference

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20
May

Maddy's SSDP Alumna Story

I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Okay, not always. And actually, not even when I first went to college. In fact, I wanted to be a news anchor, so I studied journalism. I desired to be an objective and reliable source of non-sensationalized information for the general public. Silly me. What was the next best option? Law

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19
May

Recovery and Reform: An alum's journey back

Over seven years ago I co-founded the Northeastern University undergraduate chapter of SSDP. As a student in Boston during the 2008 election season, I was thrilled because also on the ballot that year was a vote on whether Massachusetts should decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Like many young people, I experimented with drugs in high school. While most of my

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19
May

The SSDP Family: So impossibly good. So impossibly weird.

I didn’t join SSDP while I was in college. I hadn’t even heard of it until far too late into my senior year. If I hadn’t been turned down for an internship during my first year of law school, I would have never co-founded my chapter, and joined a family that has changed my life. I always talk about the

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