Tag: DPA

3
Oct

Are you coming to Reform Conference?

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference, hosted by Drug Policy Alliance, will be held in St. Louis from November 6th-9th, 2019. Reform Conference brings together more than 1,500 people who believe that the War on Drugs is a fundamental threat to freedom and human rights. You will be among a broad range of drug policy stakeholders – academics, health care

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24
May

How to use CAT points for Reform Conference Scholarships

This blog post was copied from the weekly CAT chat. To opt in to those emails, reach out to your outreach coordinator! We want to explain a bit about the SSDP scholarship process for the upcoming Drug Policy Alliance Reform Conference. Reform conferences are one of the premier events in drug policy reform, and SSDP always works hard to have

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15
Feb

Whereas Ethan Nadelmann Rocks

            Whereas Ethan Nadelmann, for two decades, has been one of the most prominent global leaders of drug policy reform, has announced that he is stepping down as Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance in the Spring of 2017; Whereas Ethan Nadelmann has spoken at almost every international conference of Students for Sensible Drug

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7
Dec

Seven Lessons We Learned at Reform 2015

The Drug Policy Alliance hosted their biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference this past November 18-21, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy was out in full force at this year’s event. We asked students to tell us some of the most important lessons they learned from the conference. Sabrina Bode, Hunter College “To be able to foster politics in this

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1
Oct

AMPLIFY Our Voice in Fall 2014!

Festival season is winding down and tour season is gearing right back up! We’re incredibly excited to give you all an update of our work over the past few months as well as the inside scoop to all the big plans in store for the rest of the year and beyond. Well lets get to it then! Summer 2014 News &

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11
Oct

SSDP Events at the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Later this month, more than one thousand drug policy reformers will gather in Denver, Colorado for The International Drug Policy Reform Conference. The Reform Conference is a biennial event, hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) that brings together people and activists from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. More

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19
Sep

No Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

When Doug and Catherine Snodgrass shared the story of their autistic son’s arrest for drug sale charges this past February, they put a face to the very real problems perpetuated by zero tolerance policies in schools. On September 12th, the parents joined four experts in a teleconference on improving drug education hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) to once

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21
Feb

Re-Examining our Approach to Drug Policy Reform in the South

Written by Evan Eisenberg, President, University of South Florida SSDP I had the opportunity to attend the invitation-only second meeting of the New Southern Strategy Coalition in Durham, North Carolina on February 7th and 8th. With leadership and funding from the Drug Policy Alliance, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, the Georgia Justice Project and  many other social justice-oriented organizations

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1
May

Cops, moms and students call for an end to drug prohibition

Washington DC – Mothers from around the country will join with law enforcement and students at the National Press Club on May 2nd in honor of Mother’s Day. The press conference will launch a new coalition of national organizations that will represent mothers, police and students that seek to finally end the disastrous drug war. Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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4
Apr

Drug Policy Groups Unite to Demand End to Medical Marijuana Raids

Six National Drug Policy Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Assault on Medical Marijuana Providers Coalition to President Obama: “It is time for a new approach on marijuana policy.” Contact: Aaron Houston, (202) 455-5869 WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of recent attacks on medical marijuana providers and patients by multiple branches of the federal government, including Monday’s raids

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2
Aug

My summer as an SSDP intern in Washington, DC

What a summer it has been interning with SSDP in our DC office.  I’ve had more fun and gained more experience than I could imagine over these two months! Whether it was helping organize the DC Vigil for the Victims of the War on Drugs in front of the White House, or attending Press Conferences with drug policy experts and celebrities, or

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1
Jun

40th Anniversary of the War on Drugs – Candlelight Vigils

Friday, June 17, 2011, marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of the “war on drugs.” His decision catapulted the U.S. into a wasteful, decades-long, failed effort that has had zero impact on drug consumption in the U.S., but has had profound negative impacts on communities in the U.S. and around the world, and on communities of color in particular. Students

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10
Feb

Black and Latino Youth Comprise Majority of Marijuana Arrests in New York City

NEW YORK – Officials at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) say data released by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Service and obtained by the Drug Policy Alliance, signals a major change in marijuana policy is needed. The figures show that in 2010, the New York City Police Department made 50,383 arrests for low-level marijuana offenses, making up

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11
Nov

AMA Calls for Review of Marijuana Schedule

“Our American Medical Association (AMA) urges that marijuana’s status as a federal Schedule I controlled substance be reviewed with the goal of facilitating the conduct of clinical research and development of cannabinoid-based medicines,” the AMA’sstatement (PDF) reads. “This should not be viewed as an endorsement of state-based medical cannabis programs, the legalization of marijuana, or that scientific evidence on the

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