Betty Aldworth

4
Jan

We can stop Sessions

Earlier today, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the set of memos that cannabis reformers have counted on to protect the will of the voters in 29 states where cannabis has been legalized for medical or adult use. Sessions has spent his career demonizing marijuana and the people who use it. Now he wields the power of the Department of

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29
Nov

Drug checking in a prohibition culture

Unknown and adulterated substances are one of the many needless and grotesque cruelties of the War on Drugs, putting people at extraordinary risk that could be so easily avoided if drug checking were both legal and readily available. Approximately 80% of nightlife drugs are adulterated. Two new novel psychoactive substances are discovered in the global drug market every week. Fentanyl

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11
Nov

On Veteran’s Day, a tribute to the Chair of the SSDP Board

By Katie Stone ’09 “Civic duty” is, strangely enough, a loaded term. We say that if we vote, that we are then entitled to complain. We say that jury duty is annoying, and we do everything we can to avoid it. We say that “duty” sounds too much like obligation, so we scoff at those who oblige us to anything

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18
Aug

SSDP’s Event Participation Guidelines

Students for Sensible Drug Policy recognizes that ending the War on Drugs rests on building an inclusive community dedicated to consciously addressing the disparate impacts of the War on Drugs and the ways in which its policies have marginalized specific, targeted people and communities, most particularly people and communities of color. We are committed to working with allies across ethnic,

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2
Aug

Cannabis prohibition is 80 today

It’s time to retire.  One day before the 80th anniversary of federal cannabis prohibition, Senator Corey Booker introduced groundbreaking legislation to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. This bill is not the first to propose doing so — but it is the first to do so with the explicit intent of targeting the racist origins and continued racist

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6
Jun

Introducing SSDP

15
Feb

Whereas Ethan Nadelmann Rocks

            Whereas Ethan Nadelmann, for two decades, has been one of the most prominent global leaders of drug policy reform, has announced that he is stepping down as Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance in the Spring of 2017; Whereas Ethan Nadelmann has spoken at almost every international conference of Students for Sensible Drug

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9
Jan

Good People Call Their Senators

In just 24 hours, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be conducting appointment hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions, nominated to become the next Attorney General. Several appointees are likely to threaten drug policy and criminal justice reforms in the coming years, but none so much as Mr. Sessions. He said that “good people don’t smoke marijuana”. He said he thought the

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11
Nov

Our fight has never been more important

On Tuesday, the drug policy reform movement achieved state and local victories that were unimaginable when we were founded 18 years ago. Eight of nine cannabis ballot initiatives won, providing safe access to medical marijuana for millions of potential new patients and safety from the trap of marijuana enforcement for millions of users in four more states (with our deep condolences

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8
Nov

Today’s the day the DARE generation could take over

Nothing is inevitable, but it’s undeniable: the DARE generation is done with marijuana prohibition, and it’s time for us to usher in a new approach to drug policy. This is our chance! 2016 marks the first election when Millenials and Gen Xers make up the largest share of the electorate. That would be pretty cool, but it doesn’t mean we’re

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