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Support a Miami-Dade Syringe Exchange Pilot Program

Posted: March 23, 2015

House Bill 475, which would authorize a pilot syringe exchange program in Miami, has stalled in the House and needs the help of SSDP’s statewide network. This bill must be added to the House Government Operations Subcommittee agenda to continue moving … more

Tax and Regulate Marijuana in Connecticut

Posted: March 2, 2015

Two bills have been proposed in the Connecticut legislature that would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for recreational use. House Bills 6703 (introduced by Representative Candelaria of the 95th district) and 6473 (introduced by Representative Vargas of the 6th district) … more

PA SB3: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Posted: February 11, 2015

At the end of 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed SB 1187, a bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions. Although the legislation died after the House failed to vote … more

VA HB 1647

Posted: January 21, 2015

Stop Virginia from Enacting Mandatory Reporting of Overdoses   Rep. Jackson Miller (R-50) has introduced HB 1647, a bill that would require physicians or any other person rendering medical aid to any person for an overdose of a controlled substance … more



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SSDP Welcome the University of Auckland Chapter!

I’m thrilled to announce our newest addition to the SSDP family: University of Auckland from New Zealand! I asked chapter leader Jacob van Loghem some questions about what his chapter has done so far and what they hope to accomplish as … more

Cannnabusiness in California

Written by Kevin Akpan, SSDP Stories Intern With the 2014 state elections bookmarked as a win for drug policy reform, 2016 is looking to be an even bigger year for marijuana legislation. There may be as many as a dozen states proposing … more