rice students for a sensible drug policy
Rice Students for Sensible Drug Policy (RiceSSDP) is the Rice University chapter of the national
organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). We believe that our nation's drug
policies are not working, and we are stimulating campus-wide dialogue about drug policy reform.
Thus far, we have had a successful HEA Reform campaign in that Rice now officially advocates HEA
"As students and young citizens of this country, we believe that current U.S. policies
concerning illicit drugs are harmful and ineffective. We are spending billions of dollars,
giving up our Constitutional rights, and imprisoning hundreds of thousands of our citizens
in a vain effort to stop drug use. The U.S. needs to acknowledge the failure of prohibition
and support a policy that aims to reduce the amount of damage done to individuals and society
by drug abuse. Students for Sensible Drug Policy is committed to providing education on the
harms caused by the War on Drugs, working to involve youth in the political process and promoting
an open, honest and rational discussion of alternative solutions to our nation's drug problems."