Take the pledge to have "The Talk"
Students for Sensible Drug Policy creates safe spaces for young people to have honest conversations about drugs and the drug war. We think your parents deserve a safe space too. This mother’s day, SSDP is teaming up with the National … more
Bolivia withdraws from the Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs
This week Bolivia’s Ambassador to the United Nations signaled his country’s withdrawal from the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales instructed the withdrawal after months of lobbying at the UN in pursuit of an exclusion to … more
Human Rights and Harm Reduction: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
YouthRISE and the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) have partnered to produce a document on Human Rights and Harm Reduction from a child’s legal perspective. A focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) gives the authors opportunity to discuss what … more
Ducking Obligations: More News about Violence against Children in Mexico
Children in a 2010 Juarez family development agency, from Reuters. Unpredictable violence in Mexico continues to jeopardize a peaceful childhood. The fighting between security forces and drug trafficking organizations continues to claim the lives of children and their parents, with the … more
All Aboard the Oxycontin Express
The Oxycontin Express The above special is part of Current TV’s vanguard series and examines the legal and illegal market for prescription pills like oxycodone while telling the story of an oxycodone addict and his family in Broward County, Florida, … more
80% of Puerto Rico Murders Called Prohibition-Related
The title actually read “Drug-Related.” We know better. Just like the U.S-Mexican border, this isn’t violence caused by people taking drugs and going out on murderous rampages. These murders are fueled by a desire to control the drug trade. Something … more
Trey No Longer Down With Disease
Aside from setlist highlights, crunchy lot stories, and the occasional bitch & moan about hearing DWD at Shoreline and The Gorge, there’s one thing that phish fans keep bringing up: Trey is sober. And they can hear it. After being arrested on DWI and … more
The Drug War Makes Us Stupid
A few days ago, SSDP’s ED Micah Daigle received this email: Dear Micah, I think personally it is absolutely disgusting that you would have a story on Rachel Hoffman that comes to her defense. She was everything that was wrong … more
The Drug War is Over!
In today’s Washington Post: Law enforcement officials announced criminal drug-trafficking charges Thursday against 43 people in the United States and Mexico, including suspected leaders of prominent cartels in a country that has been plagued with gun violence. [...] The indictments “demonstrate … more
Strip Searching Students is Not Ok. Duh!
I’m not sure what the school administrators were thinking when they decided it was necessary to strip search 13 year old Savannah Redding because they suspected she was hiding ibuprofen in her underwear. Not only did the humiliating and unconstitutional search not … more