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13
May

NY State Legislature Considers a Medical Amnesty Policy to Curve Overdose Crises

NEW YORK – Proposed laws in the New York legislature that would allow New York residents to call for medical assistance during drug or alcohol overdose situations without fear of prosecution have been introduced in both legislative chambers.  Both bills will first be under consideration in the Codes Committees. Democratic Assembly member Gottfried is sponsoring the Assembly bill, A2063B. Republican

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11
Mar

Southern Connecticut State University Students Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

CONNECTICUT – The student government association at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) passed a resolution in support of Gov. Malloy’s marijuana decriminalization Bill, SB 1014, with a vote of 12-4 on Friday afternoon. The Student Government Association represents over 13,000 undergraduates in the Connecticut university system. SCSU Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Co-President and Student Government Representative Thomas Hils worked with

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24
Feb

University of Connecticut Student Government Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

The University of Connecticut Student Government passed a statement in support of Gov. Malloy’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, SB 1014, with a wide majority, 30-1 on Wednesday night. The Undergraduate Student Government represents over 17,000 undergraduates, and endorsing a marijuana reform bill is a rare move by a student government. UConn Students for Sensible Drug Policy President and Student Government senator Sam Tracy lead the

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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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15
Dec

Policies Fail to Decrease Teen Marijuana Use

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2010 CONTACT:  Jonathan Perri, SSDP National Associate Director – (401) 265-9445 Increase in Teen Marijuana Use Due to Failed Policies, Not Medical Marijuana More High School Seniors Now Smoking Marijuana than Cigarettes, According to Survey WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Officials at Students for Sensible Drug Policy claim that a new survey by the University of Michigan showing the highest rates of

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11
Dec

Miley Cyrus Brings Legal Drug Use to Headlines

Move over Wikileaks. We’ve got Miley Cyrus with a bong. Tripping on Salvia. On camera. Seriously folks, this could be a big deal for drug policy. Miley Cyrus practically is America. She’s adored by millions of children and adults alike. Her dad is responsible for making the mullet a temporarily acceptable haircut. And now lil’ Miley has to go and

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4
Nov

Proposition 19 – Hidden Victories in a Hollow Defeat

With 100% of precincts reporting, California’s Proposition 19 fell less than 3.9% short of victory, leaving many in the media to focus on why Prop 19 did not get majority support. Ultimately the failure to pass Prop 19 will prove to be less important than what was gained during the campaign. Besides, how solid of a defeat could it have been

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23
Dec

A SSDP Christmas for MSSU

Here at SSDP, we hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to the new year to bring about more sensibility to policies surrounding drugs. If you have a little extra Christmas cheer you’d like to spread, please donate to the Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) SSDP chapter and help them come out to San Francisco on

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8
Dec

The Adventures of SSDP Man!

Please check out the many fantastic videos we received for the the Seeds of Reform conference scholarship party. You’ll find a wide spectrum of creative submissions from chapters all around the country letting you know why they need to come to SSDP’s 11th Annual International Drug Policy Conference. The students at our UMD chapter tried their hand at rapping about drug policy, Fitchburg

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18
Nov

LEAP Tells the DEA What's Up About Marijuana Scheduling

Last week the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its support of removing marijuana from Schedule I status. The AMA has refused to budge on this for a long time now, and opponents of marijuana law reform often cite the organization’s stance in their argument that pot prohibition is a good thing. The DEA hasn’t made a stink about the announcement but I

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