Hi there SSDP rockstars!
Can you believe it’s March already? As promised, here is what’s new and on the horizon for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
- Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in Missouri
- Pass a Good Samaritan Policy in New Hampshire
- Legalize Marijuana in Oregon
- Legalize Marijuana in Massachusetts
- Legalize Marijuana in Rhode Island
- Legalize Marijuana in Hawaii
- Legalize Marijuana in Maryland
- Pass a Medical Marijuana bill in West Virginia
- (Federal) The Ending Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Act of 2013
New SSDP chapters
We’re so proud to welcome the following schools as the newest additions to the SSDP chapter network:
- Ursinus College – Collegeville, Pennsylvania
- Grinnell College – Grinnell, Iowa
- Whittier Law School – Costa Mesa, California
- Lafayette College – Easton, Pennsylvania
- University of Maryland Baltimore County – Baltimore, Maryland
- Kansas State University – Manhattan, Kansas
- University of Texas Austin – Austin, Texas
From our blog
- February 15: After 6 years, University of Maryland finally approves Good Samaritan policy for all drugs
- February 21: Re-examining our approach to drug policy: lessons from the New Southern Strategy Coalition
- February 27: SSDP Welcomes Our Newest Chapters
- March 5: SSDP to Partner with MAPS for Psychedelic Science 2013
- March 5: SSDP Welcomes the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Chapter
- March 6: AMPLIFY Artist Interview: Elliott Vaughn of The Malah
- March 12: The War on Drugs is a War on People
- ONLINE – 7:30pm EST Wednesday, March 27
This upcoming SSDP leadership webinar will focus on SSDP’s national campaign that seeks to get politicians on the record about their stances on drug policy. Joining SSDP staff members, will be special guest, Irina Alexander. Irina is an SSDP alumna, previous chair of SSDP’s board of directors, and spearheaded SSDP’s On the Record success in the GOP primaries last year in New Hampshire.
- PORTLAND, OR – Saturday, April 6
This event is different from previous SSDP conferences and training events. Instead of focusing on policy issues, this one day training focuses on specific skills such as: asking for money, telling your story, chapter management, and changing drug policies at the campus and state level. Through highly engaging activities and role-playing, participants are guided through the principles of these skills and are given the opportunity to put them into practice right then and there. More information.
- OAKLAND, CA – April 18-21
MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference
At Psychedelic Science 2013, over 100 of the world’s leading researchers from more than 13 countries will present recent findings on the benefits and risks of LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, ayahuasca, ibogaine, 2C-B, ketamine, marijuana, and more, over three days of conference presentations, and two days of pre- and post-conference workshops. SSDP has a special student discount available until April 1, 2013. Take advantage of this and register today.
Thanks for everything that you do to help end the war on drugs. Keep up the great work!
Drew Stromberg and Devon Tackels
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
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