Rachel Wissner

4
Nov

Drug Policy Reform Won The Election

Last night, drug policy reform was the clear winner in the United States 2020 election. Students for Sensible Drug Policy was honored to work on seven winning statewide initiatives this year and we congratulate the successful campaigns on this stunning victory for drug policy reform. In an unprecedented move, Oregon voters turned out to overwhelmingly support the decriminalization of all

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12
Oct

We’re Hiring a Development Associate!

Have you ever wanted to work for Students for Sensible Drug Policy? We’re hiring for a new position, and this could be your chance to land your dream job! Working for SSDP is an opportunity to serve our network of students and young people who are leading the charge to end the disastrous War on Drugs and heal the harms

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31
Aug

Join SSDP for the Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit

Students for Sensible Drug Policy are joining forces with Tam Integration for the Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit, September 17-21, 2020. The first online summit centered around the myth, magic, culture, and science of psilocybin mushrooms, the Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit will show how experts engage with protocols designed to elicit profound transformation. Join us for presentations and real-time conversations with
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21
Aug

Check out the #Sensible2020 Conference session videos

The #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference sessions are available on our conference website for you to watch, listen, and enjoy. We’d like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of the speakers, moderators, and panelists for dedicating time to make these important conversations happen. If you would like to request a digital copy of a session you were a part
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11
Aug

July 2020 Report Card

In July, Students for Sensible Drug Policy celebrated the achievements of our members during Global Week. To provide even more support to our members all over the world, our Global Program will be expanding. Over the next year, the SSDP global team will establish an office in Vienna to access new funding opportunities, increase our presence at the United Nations,
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5
Aug

Join SSDP for the National Drug Policy Reform Seminar

Students for Sensible Drug Policy and America’s largest cannabis advocacy groups join forces to produce The National Drug Policy Reform Seminar (NDPRS) on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The NDPRS is a free, non-partisan, virtual gathering place for policymakers, experts, and advocates from across the United States to discuss the evolving drug policy landscape and future of cannabis law reform. Timed
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15
Jul

June 2020 Report Card

Students for Sensible Drug Policy's June 2020 Report Card is out! Read through and check out the awesome achievements made by our global members last month. Last week, we announced that Stacia Wallis ‘05 and Betty Aldworth will soon be laid off from SSDP in light of the ongoing health pandemic and accompanying economic recession. While we are saddened to have
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30
Jun

We’re still fighting for a more sensible future. Stand with us.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s 2019-2020 program year ends today. Through the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, upending of campus life, and rapid shifts in change-making strategies, we’ve seen our network members step up and reinvent the ways we organize. In the last two months we had a stellar virtual conference in which our global network could truly come
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16
Jun

SSDP Report Card for May 2020

Around the United States, and across the globe, Black Lives Matter and other protestors have taken to the streets to protest against police violence, specifically the murders of Black Americans at the hands of the police, as well as systemic and interpersonal racism in the last few weeks. SSDP stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and the
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3
Jun

How to protect yourself while protesting

Around the world, Black Lives Matter and other protesters have gathered to demand an end to police violence, specifically the murders of Black Americans at the hands of the police, as well as systemic and interpersonal racism. In the wake of the protests, the executive branch of the United States government has taken alarming measures such as activating the National
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2
Jun

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Statement of Solidarity with Uprisers and the Movement for Black Lives

Black Lives Matter and SSDP members around the world reacted with horror, again, at the murder, again, of an unarmed black person by police. On May 25, 2020, a Minneapolis, MN, USA, police officer used lethal force and knelt on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, a 46-year old black man who was unarmed, not resisting, and
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1
Jun

Today is your last chance to join the Alumni Association and be entered to win prizes

Today is the last day to join the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Alumni Association and be entered to win $50 Visa gift card or free conference registration! The support the Alumni Association generates helps SSDP sustain day-to-day operations and provide resources to chapter members and leaders. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to remain a life-long supporter of
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26
May

It’s #SSDPAlumniWeek 2020!

The Spring semester has ended and many Students for Sensible Drug Policy student members have graduated and are moving on to the next chapter of their lives. Being a member of an SSDP chapter is a defining part of many students’ college experiences; but being an SSDPer doesn’t stop there! The SSDP Alumni Association provides a framework for our members
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12
May

SSDP Mosaic May 2020: Supporting People Who Use Drugs through COVID-19

Note from the Intersectionality Committee Welcome back to the SSDP Mosaic! A publication launched by the Intersectionality Committee in 2015, the SSDP Mosaics are a resource to the SSDP community providing information on issues that intersect with the War on Drugs. The Mosaic took a hiatus in 2018 but we’re thrilled to bring them back again, now publishing an issue
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12
May

SSDP Report Card for April 2020

Note from the team As April drew to a close, SSDP members and supporters came together to create #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference. Drug policy reformers, advocates, direct service providers, and people who use drugs came together to exchange learning and strategies for sustaining and fortifying our work through the coronavirus crisis. In the Q&A, on social media, and
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1
May

Today is the first day of #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference

Today is the first day of #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference! You’re just a click away from the most exciting conference content delivered by 75 fellow SSDPers, alumni, community members, and movement experts from around the globe. You’ll hear about the intersections of cannabis medicine, public health, and social equity from keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Knox and about tools
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29
Apr

When are your favorite #Sensible2020 sessions scheduled?

This weekend, hundreds of drug policy reformers across the globe will unite (virtually) to envision a more sensible future for all. Will you be one of them? #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference makes activism as easy as clicking a link and Students for Sensible Drug Policy invites you to be a part of the movement by getting online and
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21
Apr

Announcing the #Sensible2020 Virtual Conference Program

In just ten days, #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference will bring together Students for Sensible Drug Policy members, alumni, allies, community members, movement leaders, and many more for three days of cutting edge educational content, training, and skills-building. Being available to anyone with an internet connection and with tickets starting at $25 or 25 CAT points, this event will
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3
Apr

Are you ready for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference?

Join us for the first-ever virtual drug policy conference on Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd! Registration for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference is open. For the first time ever, we will be holding our annual conference online. We are so excited to be able to convene during unprecedented and difficult times and to also have the conference

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20
Mar

Congratulations to the 2020 SSDP Award Nominees

Every year at our annual conference, Students for Sensible Drug Policy recognizes the exceptional achievements of our members, chapters, alumni, and allies. Because we cannot gather in person this year, we will be presenting this year’s awards via video on Saturday, March 28th on our Youtube channel. We will be organizing a virtual watch party on social media for the

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2
Mar

#Sensible2020 keynote announcement + hotel booking deadline

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s annual conference #Sensible2020 is just four weeks away! We’re thrilled to announce keynotes from Shaleen Title ‘02, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner, Dr. Rachel Knox, certified Cannabinoid Medicine specialist, and more exciting keynotes TBA. For a sneak peek of breakout session topics, check out the conference website. If you haven’t done so already, now is the
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3
Feb

This is the last week to apply for #Sensible2020 scholarships

Looking for additional ways to finance your trip to #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference? There is one week left to apply for conference scholarships! In addition to using your Chapter Activity Tracker (CAT) points to cover registration and lodging, there are three scholarship funds for which you can apply: Intersectionality Committee Scholarship - Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s
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