Tag: drugs

2
Apr

2014 Northeast Regional Conference was a Success!

On Saturday, March 29th, dozens of SSDP students, supporters, and alumni gathered at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for the 2014 SSDP Northeast Regional Conference! The event was a huge success, with roughly 80 students and experts in drug policy reform joining together for an unforgettable day packed full of drug policy oriented events. Many of the events themselves were

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13
Sep

Ayahuasca, Yet Another Prohibited Medicine

This article originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk/ Readers have presumably all heard of LSD and the drug commonly known as ecstasy, and I have written here previously about their medical uses. There is another substance being investigated for the treatment of some of the same medical issues, however, and it is similarly restricted by a severe prohibition in US federal law. Ayahuasca

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6
Aug

Josh Rosenthal Picks the Wrong Crime to Commit in America

Written by Eli Kurland, publicity director for New York University SSDP   Josh Rosenthal, one of the most recognizable referees in mixed martial arts, was sentenced yesterday to 37 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. In April 2012, authorities raided a warehouse co-owned by

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2
May

Have you talked to your parents about drugs and drug policy?

Students for Sensible Drug Policy creates safe spaces for young people to have honest conversations about drugs and the drug war. We think your parents deserve a safe space too. This mother’s day, SSDP is teaming up with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, the Drug Policy Alliance, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and Moms United to End

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1
Jul

The David of Coca versus the Goliath of International Prohibition

This week Bolivia’s Ambassador to the United Nations signaled his country’s withdrawal from the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales instructed the withdrawal after months of lobbying at the UN in pursuit of an exclusion to the Convention for the criminalization of coca-leaf chewing, which is seen as an ancestral right by the Andean country’s indigenous

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11
Jan

UN Discusses Legal Rights of Child

YouthRISE and the International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) have partnered to produce a document on Human Rights and Harm Reduction from a child’s legal perspective. A focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) gives the authors opportunity to discuss what children’s rights may be violated when states attempt to protect them from illicit drug use. The authors identify that Article

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10
Dec

Children Caught Up in Mexican Violence

Children in a 2010 Juarez family development agency, from Reuters. Unpredictable violence in Mexico continues to jeopardize a peaceful childhood. The fighting between security forces and drug trafficking organizations continues to claim the lives of children and their parents, with the former often labelled “collateral damage.” But as reported last summer Mexican education and public safety officials stated their intention to roll out

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1
Nov

All Aboard the Oxycontin Express

The Oxycontin Express The above special is part of Current TV’s vanguard series and examines the legal and illegal market for prescription pills like oxycodone while telling the story of an oxycodone addict and his family in Broward County, Florida, where the Oxycontin Express begins its travel to Appalachia. It focuses on the ease in which people are able to

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6
Oct

80% of Puerto Rico Murders Called Prohibition-Related

The title actually read “Drug-Related.” We know better. Just like the U.S-Mexican border, this isn’t violence caused by people taking drugs and going out on murderous rampages. These murders are fueled by a desire to control the drug trade. Something that is worth quite a bit of money. University of Puerto Rico researcher Hector Colon said that the island’s drug

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21
Aug

Trey No Longer Down With Disease

Aside from setlist highlights, crunchy lot stories, and the occasional bitch & moan about hearing DWD at Shoreline and The Gorge, there’s one thing that phish fans keep bringing up: Trey is sober. And they can hear it. After being arrested on DWI and drug possession charges back in 2006 in New York, Anastasio was sent to drug court. Drug courts are a cost effective

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