Event

24
Apr

Fight the drug war from home next weekend

One week from today, Students for Sensible Drug Policy will be gathering virtually for 24 sessions, keynotes and plenaries that will provide cutting edge educational content that will sharpen our skills as activists fighting the failed drug war. You won’t want to miss our biggest event of the year and an incredible opportunity for virtual connection with fellow advocates 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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15
Apr

SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter. Periodically, we will be sharing updates with our Psychedelic Pipeline members about current events, career development opportunities, and more. We are sharing our first issue with our entire global network, so you can see what we've been up to! Connecting when physically disconnected During this uncertain time, many of us are finding ways
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7
Apr

SSDP Report Card for March 2020

Note from the team As we continue preparation for #Sensible2020: The Virtual Drug Policy Conference, your SSDP team has been hard at work connecting members to the concerns emerging from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and economic uncertainties. SSDP members have been joining in virtual actions to release people who are imprisoned, working with our allies in communities to protect and
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30
Mar

Support. Don’t Punish Applications Open: Deadline April 17th

If you would like to support the activities of the Global Program, consider donating to the International Activities Fund.   We’re coming up on that brilliant time of year, when SSDPers across the world join together to celebrate IDPC’s Support. Don’t Punish international day of action. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a network wide campaign, where events

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27
Mar

Tune into the SSDP Awards Ceremony and Congress results tomorrow

If not for the global COVID-19 pandemic, we would be in Baltimore right now for #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference. While we're saddened to not be able to convene in person, we're excited to invite you all to a few opportunities for virtual engagement today and tomorrow, we hope you'll join us!  Each year at our conference, Students
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13
Mar

#Sensible2020 Goes Virtual

We are saddened to announce that we must cancel the in-person #Sensible2020 Conference + Lobby Day and transition the event to a virtual conference to take place in April or May. Yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 250 people and it was announced that federal Capitol buildings would be closed to visitors

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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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25
Feb

Conference sessions announced + registration deadline this week

This week is the last week to register for #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s annual international conference. Starting Saturday, February 29th, registration rates will go up. We don’t want you to miss out, so register today for the biggest SSDP event of the year! #Sensible2020 will bring more than 350
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11
Feb

SSDP Report Card for January 2020

Note from the team It’s hard to believe that #Sensible2020 + Lobby Day, our international conference, will kick off in seven weeks and four days! And eight weeks from today, we’ll be following up from dozens of meetings on Capitol Hill after our Lobby Day, when 100 or more chapter and alumni members, alongside allies, will have carried our message
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20
Dec

Tell us what you want to see at #Sensible2020 before Friday

We're serious about Students for Sensible Drug Policy's member-run nature. We want #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day speakers and sessions to reflect the amazing things SSDPers are working on and meet your needs as an organizer and activist. For the fifth year in a row, we're calling on you to propose session ideas and vote
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20
Dec

World AIDS Day 2019: SSDP Nigeria Hosted a Symposium & Free HIV Testing

The World AIDS Day, 2019 was observed by SSDP Nigeria in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. In honour of this year’s theme; “Communities Make the Difference”, SSDP Nigeria hosted a ‘Drugs and People’ Symposium to address the risks of needle sharing amongst People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), which exposes them to the risk of acquiring HIV. The symposium

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19
Dec

Start making plans to attend #Sensible2020

It's the time of year to start making plans for #Sensible2020: The Young People's Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day and early bird registration is now open!  We know that attending conferences can be expensive, so we want to make sure you know about the many ways you can make it more affordable.  SPEND YOUR CAT POINTS Current SSDP chapter
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26
Nov

Register today for #Sensible2020: The Young People’s Drug Policy Conference

Great news! Early bird registration is now open for the biggest Students for Sensible Drug Policy event of the year, and for the first 24 hours only, we’ll be covering Eventbrite processing fees, saving you $15-30!  #Sensible2020, the drug policy reform conference by and for young drug policy reformers, will bring nearly 400 chapter members, alumni, and allies to Baltimore,

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21
Nov

#Reform19 Conference Recap

We had an incredible time at Drug Policy Alliance’s International Drug Policy Reform conference, where we were proud to serve as co-hosts of the event, and we are grateful to our friends at DPA for providing scholarships to our members. More than sixty students attending on scholarship were able to connect and exchange information with drug policy reformers and harm

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17
Oct

SSDP rockstars presenting at Reform Conference

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a proud co-host of The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, taking place on November 6th-9th in St. Louis, MO. Reform will bring together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs is a fundamental threat to freedom and human rights. We are going to be hearing from a great variety of

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7
Oct

SSDP Report Card for September 2019

The SSDP Report Card for September is out!  Read on for the latest in chapter news, see where our newest chapters have been founded, check out a growing list of events we’re proud to partner on, and — new this month! — a monthly roundup of Just Say Know drug education news and activities. Thank you for staying in touch

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3
Oct

Are you coming to Reform Conference?

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, hosted by Drug Policy Alliance, will be held in St. Louis from November 6th-9th, 2019. Reform Conference brings together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs is a fundamental threat to freedom and human rights. You will be among a broad range of drug policy stakeholders – academics, health care

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25
Jul

Be Interactive

Written by Erica Darragh ‘14, member of the SSDP Board of Directors Last weekend, Students for Sensible Drug Policy tabled at Bassnectar’s second annual fundraiser for his social change nonprofit, Be Interactive. We could not have hoped for a better night. Our action inventory included: 60 engagements to our action center for federal cannabis policy reform - participate in this
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9
Jul

Use your CAT points to get to the Reform Conference this fall

Our friends at Drug Policy Alliance are hosting their biennial Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri this November and they’ve generously allocated scholarship funding for members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy! The Reform Conference is the largest conference on the issue of drug policy reform. It brings together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs

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28
May

SSDP Delivers a Statement at UN Hearing on Young People and Drugs

Written by Sara Velimirovic ’15 of SSDP France On May 8th, 2019, the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations’ watchdog of the drug control conventions, organised a hearing to better understand the reality on the ground of young people and drugs, seeking input from nine NGOs from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. I delivered a statement in

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2
May

Save the Date: The International Drug Policy Reform Conference – November 6-9 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is thrilled to co-host the 2019 International Drug Policy Reform Conference! The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial conference that brings together hundreds of reformers, activists, and thought leaders from around the globe with the mission to end the War on Drugs. This three-day event features sessions led by experts in policy, public

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12
Apr

#SSDP2019 Recap + #SSDP2020 in Baltimore

Recently, more than 350 Students for Sensible Drug Policy students, alumni, and supporters gathered in Chicago, IL for #SSDP2019. #SSDP2019 was so much more than just a conference: it was an inter-generational family gathering and a forum where we addressed some of the toughest challenges in drug policy right now. And, in the course of a suspected missing person incident which

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21
Jan

Announcing SSDP2019 keynote speakers

The keynote speakers for our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, will center our conference experience in the most profound questions facing our members and movement:   Rick Doblin, Ph.D, Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, will share his insider perspective on progress being made in the realm of

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3
Jan

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2019

Daniel Jabbour ‘07, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of 2014. To honor and remember him, SSDP created the Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund to help send outstanding activists to SSDP conferences. This year, the scholarship committee will be selecting a few SSDPers to attend SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. Daniel’s driving passions in drug

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