Tag: medical marijuana

31
May

SSDP Members in Austria Campaign for Medical Cannabis

Written by Orsi Fehér, founder of University of Vienna SSDP in Vienna, Austria On May 26, the two founding members of SSDP Austria marched alongside supporters of medical Cannabis to hand over 10,000 signatures to Dr. Harald Dossi, the director of Parliament, in defense of sensible drug policies. The action in Vienna on Friday was led by Hemp Institute spokesman

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5
Nov

Our response to “24-year-old: Why I’m fighting medical marijuana in Florida”

When reading the Orlando Sentinel the other day, I was enraged to discover that there are people my age who oppose  medical marijuana in Florida, and worse still, who believe there is no “conclusive evidence marijuana is an effective treatment for anything.” Andrew Sutton, fellow 24-year-old and political director for the No On 2 campaign, is outrageously misinformed on the

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29
Sep

Some People Need to Smoke Their Medicine

The Florida No On 2 campaign that opposes legalizing medical marijuana just received a written endorsement from the Florida Baptist Convention. Beginning at the very title of Executive Director Dr. Tommy Green’s endorsement, “You Don’t Smoke Medicine,” virtually everything he says is completely untrue.  Dr. Green states that “the Florida legislature has already enacted the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of

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19
Feb

I Need You to Lobby for Medical Marijuana in PA

Written by West Chester University SSDP Alum Genevieve Wiley SSDP is hosting a Pennsylvania Lobby Day for Medical Marijuana this Friday, February 20th at the state capitol building in Harrisburg. Senators Daylin Leach (D-17) and Mike Folmer (R-48) have officially re-introduced SB 3, a largely unchanged version of the medical marijuana bill (SB 1182) that passed the senate at the end

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25
Nov

Fighting for patients' rights in the workplace

Written by Kevin Akpan, SSDP Stories Intern Marijuana policy reform has taken the nation by storm. The most recent midterm elections resulted in Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia joining Colorado and Washington as states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while Florida was able to achieve the support of a 58% majority on its medical marijuana bill. As

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20
Oct

Get the facts on Florida's Amendment 2

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about Florida’s Amendment 2. Check out the facts here so you are able to combat this misinformation with truth. These facts are reprinted from http://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Right_to_Medical_Marijuana_Initiative,_Amendment_2_(2014). More facts about medical marijuana and the initiative can be found here. Pot for Anyone who wants it loophole CLAIM: In reference to the availability of medical marijuana, the

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8
Oct

Responding to uninformed "No on 2" opposition

This was written in response to a “No on 2” ad in the Florida Courier (bottom right). After reading T Willard Fair´s recent comments in the Courier It appears that he is unaware of the negative effects that marijuana prohibition has on black communities right here in Miami-Dade County. This is especially surprising since, according to a report released in 2013 that

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1
Jul

New York Passes Medical Marijuana Bill: The Compassionate Care Act

The days leading up to the end of the legislative session in Albany, New York could have been described as disquieting and tense. New Yorkers have been trying for years to persuade Governor Cuomo to sign a medical marijuana bill in New York. In the past two years, a delegation of patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, SSDP chapters, and endorsing organizations

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30
May

Thank you for contributing to this tremendous victory!

This week, we asked you to contact your Representatives regarding three historic amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: the first to prohibit the DEA from using funds to target legal medical marijuana patients, and another to remove barriers to the cultivation of industrial hemp in states where it is legal. Your action made a difference: last

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3
Mar

Marijuana Reform in the European Union

The momentum of marijuana reform in the US continues to grow, with efforts for medical marijuana, decriminalization, and even legalization accelerating in states around the country. On the opposite side of the Atlantic, the movement also seems to be gaining steam. As Reason reported on Monday, supporters have just last week begun gathering signatures to propose a citizen’s initiative to

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