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Eric Petro joins SSDP ranks as Summer Intern

Defending your rights can sometimes seem to be a fairly daunting task, especially when the primary threat to exercising those rights is the United States federal government. This isn’t my first time staying in Washington, D.C., but no matter how comfortable I get with recognizing street names or navigating the metro, I can’t help feeling intimidated as I pass the

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SSDP confronts sole congressional voice against medical marijuana

The American people overwhelmingly support medical marijuana. Nearly every time the voters have been asked to vote on medical marijuana, they have approved it. More than a half dozen state legislatures – from Hawaii to Maine – have passed medical marijuana laws – and over 17 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana programs. Yet, as though the

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2012: A New Year for you in SSDP

What might be the best way for you to START your year engaged in “sensible drug policy?” Come to the College Convention 2012 in Concord, NH, Jan. 3-6. 1. Directly question the leading candidates for President about drug policy! 2. Help put drug policy on the national and international political agenda. 3. By your example and energy, help recruit hundreds

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Today is Bill of Rights Day

Friends, This morning as I was reading the newspapers thoroughly, as I usually do, the only mention that today is the 220th anniversary of the ratification of our Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, were large advertisements by the Cato Institute. To check out the Cato ad, go here: http://www.cato.org/us-constitution/ My congratulations to Cato for honoring what so desperately needs to

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