January Monthly FYI

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Top 10 CAT Leaderboard

  1. University of Colorado Boulder
  2. University of North Georgia Gainesville
  3. University College Cork
  4. University of Texas Austin
  5. Dublin City University
  6. Ferris State University
  7. Kent State University
  8. University of Vienna
  9. Cork Institute of Technology
  10. Sarah Lawrence College

Recent chapter accomplishments

International Region
  • SSDP Nigeria spoke to students at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Abeokuta about substance abuse and evidence-based drug education. Over 1,000 students were in attendance for the seminar-style event. Chapter members who spoke include Moronfolu Adeniyi, Adeola Oyerinde, Ahmed Ogunbiyi, and Segun Oni.
Heartland Region
  • Kal Datz of the University of North Dakota spoke about harm reduction on a community forum panel hosted by the Grand Forks Public Health Department
Midwest Region  
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University hosted a talk with alumnus Alex Dix about the medical benefits of cannabis that had over 50 students in attendance.
  Southwest Region  
  • Denton County Community College: Chapter Founder and Leader Michael Smith drafted a petition for Denton County to allow for access to medical marijuana for patients.
  Mid-Atlantic Region
  • University of Maryland student government passed a resolution relaxing punishments for students over 21 years old possessing up to 10 grams of marijuana in a dorm, aligning campus policy with state policy. SSDP member  Yusuf Mahmood spoke at the SGA meeting in favor of the resolution.

New Chapters

Heartland Region
  • Carleton College (In-progress)
International Region
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (In-progress)
  • University of Liberia (In-progress)
Midwest Region
  • Grand Valley State University (In-progress)
  • Governors State University
  • University of Dayton (In-progress)
  • National University of Health Sciences (In-progress)
Southeast Region
  • Valencia College (In-progress)
Southwest Region
  • Denton County Community College (In-progress)
  • Austin Community College (In-progress)
Pacific Region
  • Sierra College (In-progress)
  • Berkeley city College (In-progress)
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Monterey Bay

SSDP Staff Recommended reading/links/resources

Tyler: Subscribe to the This Week in Drugs Weekly Newsletter: TWiD Time Jake: Drug Laws in West Africa: A Review and Summary Scott: These States are the most likely to legalize marijuana in 2018, By SSDP Alumnus Tom Angell Luis: The Revolutionary as a Civil Servant