Tag: 2012

8
Feb

Florida Regional Conference 2012 Highlights

The first ever Florida regional conference began on the evening of February 4th with an informal bonfire meet and greet and an anti-oppression training workshop led by our Florida State Policy Correspondent Sabrina Koramblyum. Sunday opened with an incredibly inspiring speech by Greg Newburn, Florida Policy Director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. Mr. Newburn described his recent work in Florida on

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7
Feb

Governor Quinn Signs Good Samaritan Bill into Illinois State Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield, IL – Yesterday, February 6th, Governor Quinn signed SB 1701 (known better as the Good Samaritan Policy or Overdose Immunity Bill), which has been on his desk since December 16th, marking the first time any policy of this sort has passed into law in Illinois.  In layman’s terms, it establishes extended rights for drug offenders calling on behalf

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3
Feb

Oregon SSDP Chapters Hosting Conference For Marijuana Legalization

Oregon’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters seek unity in the legalization movement by hosting a conference to rally behind a single marijuana legalization initiative. Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally votes to legalize marijuana? “Only if we work together,” declare Oregon’s united chapters of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). In order to propel the Oregon marijuana legalization

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1
Feb

UConn SSDP successfully changes a campus marijuana policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STORRS, CT – Following a meeting with student government leaders on January 30, 2011, the University of Connecticut’s Office of Community Standards altered its penalties for students found in possession of small amounts of marijuana, equalizing the punishment with underage drinking. The change is largely in response to Connecticut’s recent decriminalization of marijuana, which lowered the penalty

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31
Jan

The laws will not change themselves

On January 25th I had the opportunity to testify in favor of HB 1705, a bill which would legalize the use and trade of marijuana in my home state of New Hampshire.  It was the first time I had ever participated directly in the legislative process, and it turned out to be an incredible experience that I won’t soon forget.  New

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5
Jan

Student Asks Rick Santorum About Sending Non-violent Drug Offenders to Prison

On the Thursday before the New Hampshire Primary Election, an intrepid SSDPer posed newly anointed GOP top tier candidate and well known family man, Rick Santorum, with a family oriented question. The student asked whether Santorum would continue the practice of ripping families apart by sending non-violent drug offenders to prison. You can view the exchange here. Stunned by the intensity

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4
Jan

Talking Marijuana in New Hampshire

This week, SSDP sent dozens of students to New Hampshire to attend the 2012 College Convention, a four-day gathering of current presidential candidates in Concord, New Hampshire. Our students are working to get presidential candidates on the record regarding their views on reforming our current drug policies. This afternoon, some SSDP members traveled to a local town hall meeting in Concord,

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11
Oct

Announcing the 2012 SSDP Conference!

We’re so excited to announce the date and location of our 2012 Students for Sensible Drug Policy National Conference: March 24-25, 2012 Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center 7800 East Tufts Avenue Denver, Colorado, USA 80237   More information is coming soon, so please RSVP here if you’d like to be kept in the loop about early bird registration and other important conference details. Earlier this year,

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