Tag: California

29
Jun

Expungement matters and so does your support

Even as marijuana policy reforms advance in places like Oklahoma and Vermont, prohibitionist policies keep people chained to past convictions. According to data from the NAACP, having a drug conviction on one’s record can reduce the likelihood of a callback or job offer by nearly 50%, limiting opportunities for meaningful employment for people with previous criminal convictions –  who are

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15
May

How SSDP helped me get my dream job as a cannabis journalist

In the 13 years since I joined SSDP in my first semester at Franklin Pierce College, now University, nothing has been more formative in my development personally or professionally. The way that SSDP’s mission engaged me essentially gave me chances to challenge my situational apathy around problems I didn’t even know existed in the world as a teenager living in

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29
Jan

Introducing California State University, Monterey Bay SSDP

We asked a few questions of the new Chapter Leader, Chelsey Hebert, to get a sense of why they’re here and how the experience is going so far. How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP while attending Psychedelic Science 2017. Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? As an

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7
Sep

Protect Harm Reduction Alternatives to Smoking Cigarettes

On June 20th, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors finalized a ban on all sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored nicotine solutions that are used in electronic cigarettes. The law goes into effect on April 1st, 2018, and has been vehemently opposed by the vaping community and owners of small local businesses throughout the state. Supervisor

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5
Jan

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Welcomes the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley Chapter!

I am excited to introduce SSDP’s first business school students, from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley! Read on to hear more about the cool things they’ve done to raise awareness of what sensible cannabis policy and industry should be. Why did you want to get involved with SSDP / the cannabis industry? We’re business school

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21
Dec

SSDP Welcomes the Napa Valley College Chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Meet Taylor Giamo, the chapter leader of SSDP at Napa Valley College. She first found out about SSDP at the Elevate Conference, and has since been making big moves on campus. She recently became the Senator of Health Occupations with Napa Valley College student government, and is planning to push for sensible drug policy and education for her peers on

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4
Nov

California Is Finally Going to Legalize: Here Are Seven Reasons Prop. 64 Is a Great Way to Do It

From The Influence: By Lauren Mendelsohn, Chair of the Board of Directors, SSDP On November 8—this coming Tuesday—Californians will vote on Proposition 64 and whether to legalize cannabis for adult use. California first legalized medical marijuana in 1996 and has had a vast and complex grey market ever since, but full legalization will be an undeniable improvement over the status

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24
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Santa Barbara City College Chapter

Meet Evan Adary, the chapter leader of SSDP at Santa Barbara City College! How did you hear about SSDP? I stumbled upon SSDP while researching different universities. I looked around at several different college websites and previewed some of the student activities that were listed. Why did you want to get involved/what made you decide to start a chapter? In many

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6
Jul

Should You Support California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act?

Written by Leland Radovanovic, chapter leader of CUNY Baruch College SSDP. This post originally appeared on The Odyssey Online.  The tide is coming in on cannabis legalization. Public consensus has never been higher. It’s time to legalize. One of the most important states may be next. California. They’ve had, for several decades now, a medical cannabis program. For better or

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24
Jun

Why SSDP is endorsing AUMA

Written by Guest Blogger Morgan Tougas, University of California Berkeley This November, voters in California will consider a number of ballot initiatives. One of these initiatives, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), seeks to regulate and legalize cannabis for adults over the age of 21. Although there were a variety of other initiatives hoping to gain support to regulate cannabis, AUMA is the

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