Last updated on: 1/6/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“On June 6, 2001 Heller (National Director) and some friends locked themselves to the front doors of the Department of Justice, demanding an end to the war on medical marijuana.”

June 6, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a grassroots movement of students who know firsthand that the War on Drugs causes great harm to individuals and to society.”

SSDP website (accessed Sep. 18, 2007)

Mission:

“Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.”

“Mission Statement,” SSDP website (accessed Sep. 18, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)