Devon Tackels

6
Mar

2014 Western Regional SSDP Conference was a Success

Blog Post written by SSDP Outreach Intern, Sam McBee Last Saturday, March 1st, over 100 SSDP students, supporters, and alumni met at the UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco for the 2014 SSDP Western Regional Conference. The day long conference was packed with events that focused on criminal justice issues, harm reduction, medical research of drugs, cannabis legalization,

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17
Dec

Another One Bites the Dust

Earlier today, Politico broke the news that US Representative Frank Wolf (R, VA) will not be seeking re-election in 2014. This news is very exciting for drug policy reformers, as Rep. Wolf is one of the few remaining members of Congress still suffering from Reefer Madness. You may recall Rep. Wolf from his statements in opposition to medical marijuana reform

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16
Dec

A New Year with New T-shirts

The new year is just around the corner, and SSDP will be designing new T-shirts for our students, supporters, and alumni for 2014. But we need your help! We are looking to our grassroots network of supporters to help us design our next T-shirt! We’ll be collecting suggestions and designs from our supporters from now until the end of 2013

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10
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Our Newest Chapter in Pennsylvania

SSDP is very excited to announce the establishment of our latest chapter at Temple University. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, SSDP at Temple University is excited to get to work next semester on a variety of issues taking place in the great state of Pennsylvania. I was able to talk with chapter leader and founder, Rachael Friedmann, and here

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6
Dec

SSDP Gains Another Chapter in the Midwest

SSDP is excited to announce the establishment of another chapter! This time, our latest addition comes to us from Springfield, Missouri where chapter leader, Zach Altland, started Students for Sensible Drug Policy at Missouri State University. Zach was faced with several obstacles when he decided to start his chapter in the conservative state of Missouri, but he persisted and today

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5
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Another Law School Chapter

SSDP is excited to announce the newest chapter to join our network! Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of Michigan is already off to a great start. After attending SSDP’s 2013 Marijuana Lobby Day in Washington, DC, Reid Murdoch went home to Ann Arbor and started a chapter at the beginning of

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18
Nov

SSDP Welcomes Our Newest Chapter at SUNY Binghamton

SSDP is happy to announce that another chapter has joined our student activist network this week! SUNY Binghamton SSDP has recently become established on campus, and chapter leader, Stephanie Izquieta, is excited to get to work changing policy in the Empire State. I was lucky enough to have the chance to catch up with Stephanie last week about SSDP. Here

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15
Nov

SSDP Welcomes Newest Chapter at Fitchburg State University

SSDP is very excited to welcome our newest established chapter at Fitchburg State University! Located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, FSU SSDP will be joining our strong chapter network in the Commonwealth. Earlier this week, I had the chance to catch up with Jackson Boonstra, our chapter founder and leader at Fitchburg. Here is what Jackson had to say about his involvement.

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15
Oct

SSDP Welcomes a New Chapter at UC-Irvine School of Law

This month, SSDP gained another chapter at the University of California (UC) Irvine School of Law! UC – Irvine School of Law will join our other law school chapters to address the harms and failures of the drug war from a legal and academic perspective. Being a law student gives you a unique perspective to address the drug war and

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11
Oct

SSDP Events at the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Later this month, more than one thousand drug policy reformers will gather in Denver, Colorado for The International Drug Policy Reform Conference. The Reform Conference is a biennial event, hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) that brings together people and activists from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. More

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