Tag: Chicago

19
Feb

Chicago Harm Reductionists and Stakeholders Survey their Mayoral Candidates

The city of Chicago is preparing to elect their next mayor, and local stakeholders wanted to know their candidate’s thoughts on several key drug policy-related issues impacting the city. In order to do so, members of the Drug Users Health Collective of Chicago and the Chicago Drug Users Union drafted a survey of seven questions and received sign-on support from

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18
Dec

Sponsor SSDP2019 by 12/31 and maximize your impact

In case you missed it, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is in the final two weeks of a year-end matching gift challenge. Our Esteemed Trustees 4Front and Green Lion Partners have joined together to give $50,000 in matching funds to help support our work. That’s an extra $50,000 to mobilize students to support cannabis reforms, advocate for harm reduction, and provide

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8
Nov

Register today for SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference

Great news! Early bird registration is now open for the biggest Students for Sensible Drug Policy event of the year. And for the first 24 hours only, we’ll be covering Eventbrite processing fees, saving you $15-30!  SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference will bring more than 400 student members, alumni, and supporters to the Chicago area on March 29-31, 2019 for our

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7
Feb

3 Drug Policy Activism Boot Camps this spring

These events serve to unite the SSDP chapter network for a day of training, workshops, discussion, networking, and expert presentations aimed to help us refine our skills as advocates for ending the destructive war on drugs.  Interactive sessions and workshops will be led by Aaron Houston, Stacia Cosner, Drew Stromberg, and Devon Tackels of the SSDP national staff. The staff will guide participants through activities

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27
Jun

Chicago City Council Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation

Earlier today, the Chicago City Council voted to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana for personal possession. The one sided final vote was 43-3, which will allow Chicago Police the ability to write possession citations as early as this July. Citations will be written with police discretion ranging from $250 to $500, for the personal possession of 15 grams of marijuana

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8
Dec

Midwest Conference Unites and Trains SSDP Students

This past weekend, Roosevelt University hosted the 2011 Midwest Regional SSDP Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The conference gathered students, alumni, professional drug policy reformers, journalists, and health professionals together in order to help educate and train attendees to become better advocates in ending the War on Drugs. With over 60 students, from 10 established SSDP chapters and 5 chapters in

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