SSDP at the 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Every year the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna, Austria to ensure the international drug control treaties are being implemented. At this year's CND, the 60th since the body's inception, SSDPers Fergal Eccles (Ireland) and Orsí Feher (Austria) presented a side event and observed the sessions. Check out what ...
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10 days from today, at SSDP20177, we will recognize outstanding achievements of the  network during the awards ceremony. We’re proud to announce the nominees for each award below. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work! ...
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New chapter UNCA

During my first semester at UNCA I witness a large amount of substance use on campus. With lots of new students who finally could experience freedom from their parents there was the perfect melting pot for substance use. As time went by I saw my peers face ups and downs, ...
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Denial of Travel Authorization; Victimised Again by the “War on Drugs”

Martin Condon is the chapter leader of Cork Institute of Technology SSDP and one of our most active student leaders in Ireland. He was recently denied the opportunity to travel overseas for SSDP2016 and would like to share his story with his peers.  My name is Martin Condon, 26 years old, ...
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SSDP Endorses I-502, Washington Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Students for Sensible Drug Policy endorses Initiative 502, Washington’s historic marijuana regulation ballot measure, which will make the state among the first in the nation to license and regulate marijuana production, distribution, and possession, for persons over twenty-one years of age. Although we see this as a step in the right ...
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Dutch politicians appeal to pot smokers: get out the vote!

The September 12th elections in the Netherlands are heating up, and the issue of the weed pass is taking a front seat.  Leftist parties are calling on cannabis users to get out the vote and oppose the recently introduced pass, which could be overturned by the incoming government.  While the ...
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Rockstars wanted: applying to national scholarships and going cool places

Throughout my undergrad, I was determined to arrange (read: finagle) a series of international and domestic opportunities that my university paid for or subsidized in order to pursue further study on drug policy and advance my career. The entry point into getting these excursions paid for developed from my interest ...
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SSDP Launches HBCU Working Group

Of all the numerous forces which driving mass incarceration and the war on drugs, perhaps none is more insidious than the formalization of institutionalized, hierarchical oppression, largely based on race and income, within our society. This oppression is so pervasive in our society that scarcely any community, school, workplace, neighborhood, ...
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Sensible Tobacco Consumption

That title may seem like an oxymoron, but before writing this, I rolled up and smoked some natural, additive-free tobacco in a leaf of organic hemp rolling paper, without using a filter. The point of this piece is not to condemn nor condone the activity of tobacco smoking, but in ...
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Open Letter on Youth Engagement to Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Foundation and Students for Sensible Drug Policy International, alongside 64 NGOs, call on the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to provide transparency on youth involvement in decision making and ensure their meaningful participation in the development and implementation of ...
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Press Release: University of Michigan SSDP Launches Campaign to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Fund Proven Recovery Services in Ann Arbor 

Primary contacts Matt Dargay, (248)-762-6976, mdargay@umich.edu - President, University of Michigan Students for Sensible Drug Policy Kylee Crook, (509)-703-8490, kycrook@umich.edu - Community Organizing and Events Coordinator, University of Michigan Students for Sensible Drug Policy For immediate release _____________________________________________ Student Drug Policy Organization Launches Campaign to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Fund Proven ...
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Introducing Drexel University SSDP

Written by Justin Serwinski ‘21, Madi Rockett ‘21, and Naomi Shifman ‘21 How did you hear about SSDP? After Justin’s initial outreach to start an organization focused on psychedelic medicine at Drexel, he met with a few faculty and students who appeared interested. During our first meeting, a faculty member ...
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JSK ROUNDUP – Announcing the 3rd Edition!

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here, our Just Say Know intern, Matthew Aragón '16, will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. A special note from SSDP’s Director of Drug Education, Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch, PsyD ‘09: Hello friends,       SSDP’s Just Say Know Peer ...
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Panel: Drug Legalization as a Public Health Measure

Every year, there are more than 1.5 million drug arrests in the United States. More than 80% of these arrests are for possession only. Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia have already decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, and some are exploring the merits of decriminalizing other ...
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Joint Statement from the Board: Bylaws, Rules, & Congress

The Board of Directors has recently voted to change the number of years for Director terms from 2 years to 3 years. This decision was reached by the board for the reasons below: An additional year provides more opportunities for projects and professional developmentProvides continuity as we continue to transition ...
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The MORE Act Is Coming Up For a Vote!

If you’re reading this email, you have probably already taken action to get your representatives to sign on to the MORE Act. We are anticipating another vote on the MORE Act in the next few weeks. Please take action to urge your House representative to vote YES on MORE!The vote ...
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Feature: Kufikiri Imara

This is a more accessible, easier to read version of our social media posts that you can find on ohr Facebook and Instagram pages. “Black Futures Month is a visionary, forward-looking spin on celebrations of Blackness in February”. Today, we are featuring Kufikiri Imara and his poetry! Bio: Kufikiri Imara; ...
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JUST SAY KNOW DRUG EDUCATION ROUNDUP – January 2022

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here, our Just Say Know intern, Matthew Aragón '16, will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month.The new year appears to be off to a great start in the world of harm reduction and drug policy reform. With ...
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Huge Victory Against Aerial Crop Eradication in Colombia!

Thanks to the persistent grassroots resistance by Indigenous communities in Colombia like the Nasa Tribe, Colombia’s Constitutional Court has paused the aerial fumigation of coca plants, ruling that the government failed to consult communities affected by the spraying of toxic chemicals onto their land. The Court ruled that the Duque ...
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