Tag: legalize

24
Sep

Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Controlled Substances Act

Written by Abhi Dewan ‘18, U.S. Federal Policy Liaison 50 years ago today, the House of Representatives voted to list marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance, escalating the war on marijuana. Last week, the House was poised to remedy injustice for those impacted, but instead chose to postpone their scheduled vote on the MORE Act. Though the bill was

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17
Sep

SSDP Statement on MORE Act Vote Postponement

Delaying the MORE Act is Postponing Justice for those Harmed by Marijuana Prohibition Students for Sensible Drug Policy is disappointed in the announcement to postpone the U.S. House vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Opportunity (MORE) Act (HR 3884), which had been announced for a vote the week of September 21st. This news is particularly disappointing because next week

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13
Jun

DC Cannabis Campaign Rallies to ‘Vote Yes On 71’

DC’s marijuana advocacy group DCMJ is currently collecting signatures for their campaign to change outdated marijuana laws in Washington DC. The group aims to legalize the possession of marijuana and marijuana plants in limited amounts for people 21 and older. On April 15th the DC Board of Elections and Ethics finalized Ballot Initiative #71, naming it “Legalization of Possession of

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21
Apr

SSDP Hosts Successful Regional Conference in the Midwest!

Last weekend, SSDP students, alumni, and supporters gathered at Northwestern University in Illinois for SSDP’s 2014 Midwest Regional Conference! More than 60 students attended the conference for an exciting weekend of expert presentations, training, workshops, and networking events. The speaker panels and events that took place throughout the day were each designed to give students the tools needed to continue growing

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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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5
Sep

Launching Our Marijuana Legalization Phonebank!

We are proud to announce the launch of our Phonebank for Colorado’s Amendment 64, the Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol!   Amendment 64, otherwise known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, will appear on the Colorado ballot during this year’s presidential election and will be decided on November 6, 2012. It makes personal adult use of marijuana legal,

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22
Sep

Announcing the winner of our Legalize It video contest!

Announcing the winner of our “Legalize It” video contest! Congratulations to Will Gaudet and Wesley Brenner. Also, Check some footage from our “legalize it” party in Washington, DC on Sept. 14, 2011. Learn more about how to get involved with SSDP by joining or starting a chapter or by supporting our work! Back to top

22
Jun

Marijuana Legalization Bill To Be Introduced in Congress

You probably saw the note last week from our friend, Niambe Tosh, announcing that at long last, a marijuana legalization bill will be introduced in Congress by Congressmen Barney Frank and Ron Paul, among others.  We at SSDP are so excited to follow up on the incredible momentum of the past year and lend our voices of support to this historic

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21
Jun

SSDP Teams Up with the Peter Tosh Family

SSDP is incredibly excited to be teaming up with the family of legendary reggae star Peter Tosh for the “What Does ‘Legalize It’ Mean to Me?” video contest!   From Niambe Tosh: It was thirty-five years ago that my dad, Peter Tosh, released his groundbreaking hit, “Legalize It.”  His song became an anthem for a generation of young people who

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13
Aug

Once You Pop, You Just Can't Stop… Those Damn Drug Cartels!

Need more proof that the drug war isn’t working? Watch the above video of 20 Mexican drug cartel members dressed as police freeing 53 inmates from a Mexico jail. The cartel members arrived in 10 vehicles and a helicopter. Yes, they have fucking helicopters. And submarines. How many of the drug dealers and users that we put behind bars in the

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