Student organization rallies for drug legalization

EDITOR’S NOTE: This semester has partnered with VCU’s School of Mass Communications “iPadJournos” mobile and social media journalism project. Those VCU students reported the following story.

By Ireti Adesanya (Special to

RICHMOND, Va – It’s an annual ritual on college campuses around the nation. Protesting to legalize drugs and to stop the criminalization of drug users.

The April 20 event of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an international grassroots organization, has attracted young people all over the world and also here in Richmond to fight against drug policies that they feel encourage discrimination against college students.

April 20, or “4/20” as it is commonly referred to, is associated with rallies calling for the legalization of marijuana. But VCU’s SSDP chapter even called for the legalization and regulation of all drugs at its End the Drug War rally in Monroe Park and to petition for Virginia’s General Assembly to…

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