Tag: irina

15
Feb

After 6 years, University of Maryland finally approves Good Samaritan policy for all drugs

Yesterday, I returned to the University of Maryland, my alma mater, to attend a University Senate (the governing body comprised of 90% faculty and staff, and 10% students) meeting where members voted 81-2-1 in favor of an important life-saving overdose prevention policy.  The Diamondback reports: After proposing a measure nearly six years ago that would protect dangerously drunk students or

Read more

23
Dec

Free trip to confront presidential candidates!!

SSDPers, HUGE news! With the help of our friends at LEAP, the Drug Policy Alliance, and CJPF, we have just received grant money that has helped us become a major sponsor of College Convention 2012, a four-day gathering of current presidential candidates in Concord, New Hampshire. The convention starts on Tuesday, January 3rd at noon and ends Friday, January 6th at

Read more

11
Nov

Out with the old, in with the new…

Last weekend in Los Angeles at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, nearly 100 SSDPers convened for this year’s annual Congress where we elected new student members to our board of directors. A total of 16 people ran for the board this year, making it an extremely difficult race! Thank you, candidates and congress participants! Just a reminder- our next

Read more

16
Nov

Drug Policy Reform Conference Withdrawal

After five days of being surrounded with over 1,000 like-minded drug policy reformers at the 2009 Drug Policy Alliance conference, it’s easy to forget that the entire world isn’t filled with people who accept the beauties of logic and reasoning when talking about drug policy. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance’s Executive Director, making

Read more

29
Jul

Straight From the Whitehouse: Marijuana is Dangerous

First, Seattle Hempfest congratulates him for his new title and commends him for being one of “Seattle’s finest”. Then, he calls for an end to the “war on drugs”. And for a couple of months, he manages to remain completely silent about drugs, using the excuse that he’s still finding his way around the office. But finally, last week, Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske shocks

Read more

13
Aug

Higher Education Act Supports Drug Abuse

After a full 10 years of contacting representatives, gathering signatures, writing articles, and spreading the outrage, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, along with hundreds of supporting organizations was sure their determined efforts would finally pay off and that Congressional leadership would follow through with their pledge to repeal the counterproductive Aid Elimination Penalty of the Higher Education Act. However, we have yet again been terribly

Read more

7
Aug

Maryland Mayor House Raided

The mayor of the Berwyn Heights community in Maryland, Cheye Calvo, found himself last Tuesday evening on the floor of his house with his hands behind his back, wearing nothing but boxers and socks, with his two beloved dogs’ bloody carcasses lying lifeless next to him for hours. The first question that pops into my mind after hearing a description

Read more