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United Nations Drug Policy Advocacy Handbook Launch

After many months of hard work, we are delighted to launch our United Nations Advocacy Handbook. This handbook is an introduction to the Global Drug Control System and how you can influence it, no matter where you live. SSDP is dedicated to bringing the youth voice to drug policy reform ...
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United Nations Common Position on Drug Decriminalisation

If you would like to support our United Nations efforts, you can do so by donating to the International Activities Fund. Earlier this year, the Chief Executives Board (CEB) of the United Nations (representing 31 UN agencies) adopted a common position on drug policy that endorses decriminalisation of possession and ...
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SSDP staff, board, students and alumni (about 30 people standing in rows, smiling) during the 2019 SSDP Strategy Summit - roughly 30 people smiling, standing in rows in front of trees

SSDP Report Card for November 2019

Note from the team The SSDP Report Card for November is out! Read on for the latest in chapter news (it sure was a busy month for SSDPers!), see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and so ...
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Expectations Vs. Reality: The Concerning Yet Hopeful Nature of UAE Drug Policy

This is an article by former Chapter Leader, Jacob Chagnon '17, about his experiences running Students for Sensible Drug Policy Abu Dhabi and attending the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. If you’d like to support our non US chapters and our efforts at the United Nations, please donate to the International ...
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Today is Repeal Day: Help SSDP end prohibition

On this day in 1933, alcohol prohibition was repealed in the United States. To put it simply, alcohol prohibition did not work. During the thirteen years of prohibition, alcohol consumption and production never stopped, it was instead sold on the illicit market which allowed organized crime to flourish. Violence linked ...
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Introducing SSDP Leeds

Matt Port from University of Leeds recently set up our newest chapter, SSDP Leeds. Here’s a short interview where he introduces himself and the chapter. Tell me a bit about yourself, what you study, your interests and why you decided to start a chapter. My name’s Matt and I’m doing ...
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Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – November 2019

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. Preparing for the Holidays: Mind your mental health and #startmakingplans! The holidays and school break time can be joyful yet challenging for some. If being around family ...
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Interchapter Collaborative Committee October Meeting Minutes and Updates

Greetings from your Inter-Chapter Collaboration Committee! We are excited to share our progress with the SSDP family. The minutes from the October ICC call can be found here. All SSDPers are invited to join the committee by joining our Slack.  SSDP Mission Statement Revision: Resolution at Conference Earlier this year, ...
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Politics and Harm Reduction: Four Countries’ Syringe Access Stories

This article was originally published by Filter, an online magazine covering drug use, drug policy and human rights through a harm reduction lens. Follow Filter on Facebook or Twitter, or sign up for its newsletter.  Drug policy varies greatly among European countries, despite common foundations in UN treaties or EU strategies. In this article I’ll review syringe ...
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Register today for #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference

Great news! Early bird registration is now open for the biggest Students for Sensible Drug Policy event of the year, and for the first 24 hours only, we'll be covering Eventbrite processing fees, saving you $15-30!  #Sensible2020, the drug policy reform conference by and for young drug policy reformers, will ...
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Introducing Middlebury College SSDP

Written by Maria Bobbit-Chertock, Middlebury College SSDP Chapter Leader How did you hear about SSDP? At the beginning of the semester, I spoke with my Sociology professor, Rebecca Tiger, about how I wanted to start a harm reduction interest group on campus. She directed me to the SSDP website. Why ...
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Tell us how we’re doing: European Feedback Form

Hey SSDPers in Europe, it’s your time to shine! As you know, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy staff has expanded in recent years with the vision of building a truly international network and reforming drug policies worldwide. Our Global Program Coordinator has been working tirelessly with our Global Fellows ...
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#Reform19 Conference Recap

We had an incredible time at Drug Policy Alliance’s International Drug Policy Reform conference, where we were proud to serve as co-hosts of the event, and we are grateful to our friends at DPA for providing scholarships to our members. More than sixty students attending on scholarship were able to ...
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SSDP Now Accepting Applications for Psychedelic Pipeline Mentorship Program

Written by volunteer Sean Lawlor '19 of Naropa University Over the last several months, SSDP has been developing the Psychedelic Pipeline, a network to connect SSDP members and alumni interested in working with psychedelic medicines to quality training, scholarship funds, and career development opportunities, with a deliberate focus on providing ...
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Action Alert: Support marijuana justice in 3 minutes

Tomorrow will be a historic day on Capitol Hill: for the very first time, a Congressional committee will consider a bill that ends marijuana prohibition. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 (MORE Act) will be marked up in the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow, the critical first step ...
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SSDP staff, board, students and alumni (about 30 people standing in rows, smiling) during the 2019 SSDP Strategy Summit - roughly 30 people smiling, standing in rows in front of trees

SSDP Report Card for October 2019

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Report Card for October is out! Read on for the latest in SSDP news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, learn about opportunities to take action, and more. Thank you ...
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Community Chapters: What are they and how do I start one?

Students for Sensible Drug Policy membership is not limited to students. All who are interested in bringing the youth voice to drug policy reform are welcome! Because of this, our chapters have begun to take on a few different styles: we have campus-based chapters (our traditional chapter structure based in ...
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Alana Hans '19, Chapter Leader of New York Law School

Introducing New York Law School SSDP!

Written by Alana Hans '19, Chapter Leader of New York Law School SSDP How did you hear about Students for Sensible Drug Policy? I met Scott Cecil at the Cannabis Law Institute at George Washington University Law School and he told me all about SSDP. Scott also mentioned he was ...
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How to Get Funding From Your University in 5 Easy Steps

Note: In the United States, most universities provide funding for student activities paid for by a student activity fee. This blog post is written for our US chapters on how to apply for funding from these pools. If you are outside of the US, funding structures vary from institution to ...
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Open call: SSDP Africa Committee

Do you want to elevate the African voice within Students for Sensible Drug Policy? Do you want to strengthen the African Network? Submit an application to join the SSDP Africa Committee! This voluntary committee is intended to represent the interests of the African Network within SSDP. To apply to sit ...
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