Willamette Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy (Willamette LSSDP) became a recognized student organization in fall 2017. Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students dedicated to developing sound drug policy that addresses the impact of drug abuse on our communities. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future. SSDP does this while fighting back against counterproductive policies — in particular, those that directly harm students and youth.

Prior Willamette SSDP members have testified in the legislature, campaigned for voter-led initiatives, helped create the Oregon State Bar Cannabis Section, and submitted amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court. We have developed contacts in both the private and public sector and invite all students who want to join our fast-growing network.

Fall 2021 Board

Chair of the Board
Karmen Pacheco Email Karmen
Vice-Chair of the Board Makayla Maraganis Email Makayla
Director of Policy
Drake Lawson Email Drake
Director of Finance
Julian Kanter Email Julian
Director of Recruiting
Nick Culp Email Nick
Director of Drug Education
Darius Fakharzadeh Email Darius
Director of Opioid Policy TBD
Director of Psychedelic Policy Patti Hayes Email Patti
Director of Social Policy Jon Kirk Email Jon
Director Of Drug Policy Alliance Lauren Sanders Email Lauren
Director at Large Tia Hanson Email Tia
Director at Large
Nick Culp Email Nick
Faculty Advisor
Susan Smith Email Prof. Smith
Willamette University

Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Address
Willamette University College of Law
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
(503) 370-6380

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