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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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2
Oct

Introducing SSDP Buffalo!

Written by Jack Quon ’19, Chapter Leader of SSDP Buffalo How did you hear about SSDP? I was referred to SSDP by Charleen from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) , in response to my questions about young people in the psychedelic community. Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? I thought

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30
Sep

UN Update: Noteworthy Tidbits About The Progress in Global Cannabis Policy reform

On September 23, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) convened in Vienna for the 5th intersessional meeting. Here is the low-down. What is CND? And what is an Intersessional? The CND is the main decision-making body of the United Nations in all drug control related matters. They make those decisions every March and convene meetings between the March sessions to

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26
Sep

Introducing our George Mason University SSDP chapter!

SSDP at George Mason University (GMU) was recently recognized as a Registered Student Organization (RSO). We’ve also met the criteria for being a Tier I RSO. This means our chapter will have access to school funding, rooms for larger events, catering, and other resources from the Office of Student Involvement at GMU!   This milestone was reached with the support
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26
Sep

Introducing the University of North Georgia Oconee SSDP chapter!

Join me in welcoming Atlas Trogdon ‘19 and the University of North Georgia Oconee SSDP chapter! Atlas wasted no time between getting in touch with their Movement Building Fellow and getting meetings going. I had the opportunity to ask Atlas a few questions about their experience getting this SSDP chapter going. Atlas learned about the group from a friend at
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25
Sep

SSDP at Bass Center 2019

Bass Center XII was an intentionally socially conscious event that encouraged participation on multiple levels. While most music events just have music, the Be Interactive and Bassnectar team created intentional space outside of the venue for nonprofits to engage attendees. Before the venue doors opened, there were hundreds and hundreds of people congregating outside to talk to non-profit organizations, do
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23
Sep

Letter from Betty Aldworth regarding election to the 4Front Ventures Board of Directors

Today, 4Front Ventures Corp, a publicly held company on the Canadian Securities Exchange, announced my appointment to its Board of Directors. When the invitation came, 4Front’s leadership highlighted the ways I can help strengthen their foundational commitment to advocacy and corporate responsibility while contributing my experience in governance and regulatory compliance. I’m tremendously excited to see how we can generate

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19
Sep

Another Introduction from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis SSDP!

Written by Jessica Briscoe ‘19, Co-Founder of Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis How did you hear about SSDP? My lovely friend, Amy Hildebrand ‘16! Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? I wanted to get involved in SSDP because the War on Drugs has destroyed thousands of lives in the United States, and

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12
Sep

SSDP receives grant from Threshold Foundation for the Just Say Know Psychedelic Pipeline!

As some of you may have heard at #SSDP2019, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is embarking on a new project to connect our members and alumni interested in a career in psychedelic-assisted therapy and research to quality mentorship, training, and career development opportunities. The Psychedelic Pipeline will serve as a unique pathway for SSDPers to connect to professionals in the
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11
Sep

Drug policy reform must define the U.S. 2020 elections: a call to action

Young people are the largest voting generation in the United States, and in 2018 we outpaced Boomers for the first time ever in voter turnout (during a midterm election, which has lower turnout rates than general election years). Youth-led organizations like Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Sunrise Movement, and Extinction Rebellion will go down in history as the movements which
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