Colin Fitzgibbon

8
Dec

Moving forward in the wake of a Trump presidency

  As our executive director Betty Aldworth said in the wake of the 2016 elections, “Our fight has never been more important.” SSDP students participated in fantastic victories in almost every state in which marijuana policy was up for a vote. At the same time, with every cabinet appointment made by the newly elected president, it seems less and less

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6
Dec

Campus Campaign Leads to Three Established and Four In-Progress Chapters in Florida

It was a roller coaster ride of a cannabis campaign season for our SSDP chapters, but now that Amendment 2 has successfully passed in Florida, we’d like to give a special shoutout to three of our chapters in the state that, during the very busy campaign season, became recognized by their school as official student organizations. Florida Atlantic University has

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5
Nov

Our response to “24-year-old: Why I’m fighting medical marijuana in Florida”

When reading the Orlando Sentinel the other day, I was enraged to discover that there are people my age who oppose  medical marijuana in Florida, and worse still, who believe there is no “conclusive evidence marijuana is an effective treatment for anything.” Andrew Sutton, fellow 24-year-old and political director for the No On 2 campaign, is outrageously misinformed on the

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29
Sep

Some People Need to Smoke Their Medicine

The Florida No On 2 campaign that opposes legalizing medical marijuana just received a written endorsement from the Florida Baptist Convention. Beginning at the very title of Executive Director Dr. Tommy Green’s endorsement, “You Don’t Smoke Medicine,” virtually everything he says is completely untrue.  Dr. Green states that “the Florida legislature has already enacted the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of

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5
Aug

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 the spirit of harm reduction, it is to explain why,

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20
Oct

Get the facts on Florida's Amendment 2

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about Florida’s Amendment 2. Check out the facts here so you are able to combat this misinformation with truth. These facts are reprinted from http://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Right_to_Medical_Marijuana_Initiative,_Amendment_2_(2014). More facts about medical marijuana and the initiative can be found here. Pot for Anyone who wants it loophole CLAIM: In reference to the availability of medical marijuana, the

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8
Oct

Responding to uninformed "No on 2" opposition

This was written in response to a “No on 2” ad in the Florida Courier (bottom right). After reading T Willard Fair´s recent comments in the Courier It appears that he is unaware of the negative effects that marijuana prohibition has on black communities right here in Miami-Dade County. This is especially surprising since, according to a report released in 2013 that

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