Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Washington, District of Columbia
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About this Organization

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is an international grassroots, student-led organization working to end drug prohibition.

The group creates change by participating in the political process, and by creating safe spaces for students of all political and ideological stripes to have honest conversations about drug policy.

Founded in 1998, SSDP is made up of thousands of members at hundreds of campuses in countries across the globe.


Troy Dayton
Troy Dayton is the CEO of the ArcView Group, as well as a Co-Founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). Prior to this, he helped launch Renewable Choice Energy (Recently named the #1 green power provider by the EPA) where he served as sales director. Dayton is a founding board member of National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). He was recently named to serve on the board of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), where he was formerly the top fundraiser and lead liason.
Drew Stromberg
Outreach Director
Drew Stromberg is an Outreach Director for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Working in the Mid-Atlantic, Southern, and Mountain Plains regions and SSDP’s International Network, where he tracks, advises, and develops chapters and student leaders into effective policy reformers. Drew got involved in Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2009 when he founded the chapter at West Virginia University. Drew presided over the WVU chapter from 2009 to 2011 and interned at the national office in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2010. For Colorado’s Amendment 64 campaign, Drew built a specialized phonebank toolwhich …
Devon Tackles
Outreach Director
Devon Tackles serves as Outreach Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. He got involved with drug policy reform when he founded the SSDP chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University, as a sophomore, in 2008, and then served as President until 2011 while studying psychology and political science. As President, Devon worked to build strong relationships with the university administration and helped create “Just Say Know”, an evidence-based drug education program that is taught in partnership by students and university health officials. He also worked to promote statewide drug policy reform by organizing, lobbying, and …
Stacia Cosner
Interim Executive Director
Anastacia “Stacia” Cosner is the Deputy Director for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Her areas of responsibility include: management, finances, administration, event planning, program implementation, development, communication, and data. Stacia got involved with drug policy when she joined the campus SSDP chapter as a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. The next year, she was elected President of the UMD SSDP chapter, a role she served from 2006-2008. While on campus, Stacia was elected to the University Senate, where she pushed for the equalization of judicial sanctions for marijuana and …

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