Tag: micah

29
Dec

Seattle Mayor-Elect is Pro Legalization

Mike McGinn is the first to point out that his support for the legalization and regulation of cannabis is nothing new. The Seattle Mayor-Elect shares the same point of view as former Seattle Police Chief turned Law Enforcement Against Prohibition speaker, Norm Stamper. Then you’ve got Seattle Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson who just introduced a bill to legalize and tax in Washington state.

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23
Dec

Help Send Students to San Francisco

With SSDP’s International Conference rapidly approaching, some SSDP chapters are looking for donations to help them make it out to San Francisco. Each week, I’ll be posting a different video from an SSDP chapter or member asking for your help to get them to the conference. You probably heard about SSDP getting scrooged by those grinches at Chase Bank. The $25,000 we should have won

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21
Dec

Boycott Chase Bank

It’s not because we didn’t win. In fact, we’re quite positive we did win and that we were disqualified because Chase doesn’t agree with our mission. We’re boycotting Chase because they refuse to explain whether SSDP and MPP were disqualified from the contest based on the subject matter we work on. (read the previous post to learn more about the contest)

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10
Dec

10 Second Activism

That’s right folks. In under 10 seconds and with just a few clicks of your mouse you can help SSDP win $1 Million on Facebook! Just go to Click for Reform and follow the easy-as-pie steps. There’s 2 rounds of voting. The 100 organizations with the most votes will each win $25,000 and make it into the 2nd round for a chance at winning

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19
Nov

Rhode Island Eliminates Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences

I have to say, I love my home state of Rhode Island. We are showing the world how to create sensible policies surrounding medical marijuana and are reforming devastating mandatory minimum sentencing for drug possession – all through the legislature. All this despite a governor that has an itchy veto finger when anything calling for common sense drug policy hits his desk.

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6
Oct

80% of Puerto Rico Murders Called Prohibition-Related

The title actually read “Drug-Related.” We know better. Just like the U.S-Mexican border, this isn’t violence caused by people taking drugs and going out on murderous rampages. These murders are fueled by a desire to control the drug trade. Something that is worth quite a bit of money. University of Puerto Rico researcher Hector Colon said that the island’s drug

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28
Sep

Attention Fellow Undergrads: I am a Sober Virgin

Here’s an example of an attempt at harm-reduction gone terribly wrong: MADD announces an exclusive license agreement with Hill Street Marketing Inc. to produce a line of alcohol-free beverages, MADD Virgin Drinks, which will provide American consumers with a delicious and socially responsible alternative to alcoholic beverages. Cool. I’m down with non-alcoholic beverages (although I prefer a nice, frosty, alcoholic Guinness myself).

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22
Sep

Cops Play Wii During Drug Raid

Surveillance video from a Florida home shows police playing Wii bowling during a drug raid. As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco’s house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.   To be

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12
Sep

A look inside a medical cannabis dispensary

Check out this video from our friends at Harborside Health Center: I don’t know how anyone can watch this and say that cannabis should continue to be prohibited and sold on the illicit black market.

7
Sep

Former President of Brazil Calls for Global Cannabis Decrim

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil, iscalling the war on drugs a failure and advocating for global cannabis decriminalization and the implementation of harm reduction policies.     “After decades of overflights, interdictions, spraying and raids on jungle drug factories, Latin America remains the world’s largest exporter of cocaine and marijuana,” Cardoso writes. “It is producing more and more opium and heroin.

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