Action

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Earlier today, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the set of memos that cannabis reformers have counted on to protect the will of the voters in 29 states where cannabis has been legalized for medical or adult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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24
Oct

SSDP Just Say Know Harm Reduction PSA Contest

Many students have memories of drug education programming they’ve experienced. Some might even recall Red Ribbon weeks, which take place each year from October 23rd through October 31st. The National Family Partnership (NFP) (of which Nancy Reagan was honorary chair) started the campaign in 1988 as a response to the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in 1985. The premise

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7
Aug

How to Participate in the 2017 International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. IOAD spreads the message

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30
May

Participate in the 2017 Support Don’t Punish Global Day of Action

What is Support Don’t Punish? Support. Don’t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the War on Drugs. The campaign aims to promote drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies that impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and

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1
Mar

New Mexico SSDPers Lobby at State Legislature for the Third Year Running

For this year’s New Mexico Lobby Day, our SSDP chapters joined with several other advocacy organizations for Cannabis Awareness Day at the Roundhouse, including NM NORML (led by SSDP alum and board member Monique Chavez), New Mexico EMPACT, Grow for Vets NM, the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Patients Alliance, and the American Cannabis Nurses Association. While previous lobby days consisted

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5
Jan

Participate in NIDA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!

Each year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse team up to facilitate National Alcohol and Drugs Fact Week (NADFW), which promotes events and campaigns organized by and for youth to learn about drugs. The week includes an online chat where students can ask hard-hitting questions about drugs of NIDA experts.  

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25
Oct

SSDP Launches HBCU Working Group

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to converse with many Students for Sensible Drug Policy alumni, former SSDP staff members, and historic allies about the history of SSDP and the diversity of its membership. I have come to learn that the values of inclusion and advocacy on behalf of marginalized communities have been with the organization since its

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6
Oct

SSDP Chapters Participate in Psilocybin Day of Action

September 20th, 2016 marked the Second Annual 920 Psilocybin Coordinated Day of Action. SSDP is a member of the 920 Coalition which organizes annual events on September 20th focused on the therapeutic potential of psilocybin mushrooms. The 920 coalition also includes other organizations working on promoting awareness about psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic substances, such as Psymposia, the Psychedelic Club,

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6
Sep

Why Hasn’t There been Any Justice for the Victims of Ayotzinapa?

Two weeks ago, we published a call to action on the 23 month anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School. Today, SSDP Latin America Policy Intern Jacki Moreira takes a look at why investigations into the disappearances have yielded no results or arrests.  Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes (GIEI) As mentioned in the previous blog post,

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26
Aug

Call to Action: Demand Justice for Ayotzinapa Victims and an End to State-Sponsored Repression

Written by Jacki Moreira, SSDP’s Latin American Policy Intern September 26th, 2016 will mark 2 years since 43 students of la Escuela Normal Raúl Isidro Burgos, or the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero. The Normal de Ayotzinapa is a college where Campesinos lived and studied to become teachers serving in their own rural communities. Rural normal colleges

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