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Mar

Psychedelics hasn’t escaped gender: If the rate of use is the same, how come we only hear from men?

This op-ed was written by Yahav Erez ’17, founder of SSDP Israel, and was originally published in Hebrew in Time Out Tel Aviv. Translation to English was provided by Miriam Erez. The nearly equal rates of use of psychedelics between men and women, as reported by Time Out Tel Aviv’s Big Drug Survey, should surprise us. Drugs are perceived of

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15
Feb

Introducing the SSDP Black Caucus

I’m Logan Ward ’17, Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s HBCU Outreach Intern, and I’m organizing SSDP’s first Black Caucus as part of our antiracism initiative. Race caucusing provides a space to commune with, heal with, and create alongside other self-identified people of color. My model for a Black Caucus comes out of a desire to center Africana ways of knowing

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15
Feb

Introducing our Rural Harm Reduction Policy Recommendations and Implementation Strategies

As a global network of students spanning vastly different communities and regions, it is important to give students the specific plans and tools necessary to create effective change in their neighborhoods. SSDP’s Rural Policy Working Group was created out of the desire of several students and SSDP alumni to collect and organize information to help activists in rural communities advocate

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14
Feb

Board of Directors Applications Due This Weekend

Applications to run for student director seats on our Board of Directors are due this Sunday, February 17th, at 11:59pm PST. Now is your chance to play a critical role in the everyday functionality of SSDP – from fundraising to organizational goal setting and everything in between. Our student Congress which, among other things, elects student directors, will take place

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30
Jan

SSDP2019 plenaries and early bird discount deadline

Last week, we told you about our amazing keynote speakers, Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Steven Hawkins, JD, and Antwan Jefferson, Ph.D., and today we’re excited to announce the plenary sessions at our biggest event of the year, SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference: Beyond Drug Decriminalization: Local badasses transforming justice Highlighting local prison abolition and justice reform activists,

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29
Jan

A Look Back at 2018 in Global Drug Policy

Written by Orsi Feher ’16, SSDP’s Europe Global Fellow The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is one of the three bodies assigned roles by the global drug control conventions, along with the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), and the World Health Organization (WHO). CND is the central drug policy decision making body within the United Nations system and can vote

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14
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. This year, NADFW will
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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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18
Oct

Phonebank for Sensible Drug Policy

We’re so excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Students for Sensible Drug Policy cannabis legalization phonebank! Our phonebank system allows supporters of sensible drug policy – whether or not you’re a student! – to call voters in Michigan and Utah to ensure they know there’s a cannabis initiative on their ballot. Getting out the youth vote is more

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10
Oct

The Paradigma Global Youth Coalition Asks for the 2019 High Level Ministerial Segment

‘Paradigma’ is a global coalition of youth-led organizations working toward establishing evidence-based drug policies which reduce the harms of drug use and are grounded in human rights principles. The organizations that make up the Paradigma coalition represent thousands of young people in every region of the world. We acknowledge the many impacts of drug use, drug markets, and drug control

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