Tag: Mountain Region

21
May

Introducing Salt Lake Community College SSDP!

Hey everyone, join me in welcoming Salt Lake Community College to the family! The chapter founder and president, Garret Rueckert, took some time to sit down with me and answer some questions about his aspirations for the chapter. How did you hear about SSDP? I looked into SSDP on my own after learning about the War on Drugs in one

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24
Feb

Introducing the College of Southern Idaho Chapter

We’re expanding our presence in Idaho, and I’m so excited to announce our newest chapter at the College of Southern Idaho. I asked chapter leader Skyler Rienstra to share some of their journey, ideas, and passion on the SSDP blog. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP?  I heard about SSDP through an article written by Andrew Sewell

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30
Dec

Inclusion and Diversity Matters

This post is the fourth and final in a series of blog posts written by the SSDP Career Services Diversity and Inclusion Intern, Jan Farias, for the Fall 2016 semester. The purpose of this internship was to analyze the SSDP Career Services Program and identify concrete ways that our organization can better serve marginalized communities.  Even though the individuals that make up

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29
Dec

Women and Drug Reform

This post is the third in a series of blog posts written by the SSDP Career Services Diversity and Inclusion Intern, Jan Farias, for the Fall 2016 semester. The purpose of this internship was to analyze the SSDP Career Services Program and identify concrete ways that our organization can better serve marginalized communities.    When you hear the phrase “War on Drugs,”

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28
Dec

How to be a White SSDP Ally

This post is the second in a series of blog posts written by the SSDP Career Services Diversity and Inclusion Intern, Jan Farias, for the Fall 2016 semester. The purpose of this internship was to analyze the SSDP Career Services Program and identify concrete ways that our organization can better serve marginalized communities.  The War on Drugs affects a large amount of

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27
Dec

Making Marijuana Equitable

  This post is the first in a series of blog posts written by the SSDP Career Services Diversity and Inclusion Intern, Jan Farias, for the Fall 2016 semester. The purpose of this internship was to analyze the SSDP Career Services Program and identify concrete ways that our organization can better serve marginalized communities.  Over the past decade, marijuana legalization has

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13
Oct

Recapping the 2016 SSDP Mountain Regional Conference

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s second regional conference of the year was a huge success! A total of 62 students, alumni, and community members from chapters all over the Mountain and Southwest Region gathered at the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado on the weekend of October 7th-9th for a conference that emphasized coalition building both on and off campus. After

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1
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the University of South Dakota Chapter

I’m very excited to announce the formation of a newly established SSDP chapter at the University of South Dakota. I’ve been working with Jimmy and Lenette, co-leaders of the group, for some time now. After a long and arduous recognition process, they have emerged successful and started an SSDP chapter at USD that I believe will leave a lasting legacy

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31
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado College Chapter

It’s that time of the year again! School is back in session and newly established SSDP chapters are just rolling into outreach staffs’ inboxes. The folks at Colorado College are a newly established chapter and sent me some insight into what it’s been like for them to get started. Check it out! How did you hear about SSDP? One of

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31
Mar

Help Oppose CO HB 16-1344

Written by Sarah Diem, Colorado State Policy Intern and Chapter Leader of University of Colorado Denver Students for Sensible Drug Policy   On March 16, 2016, House Bill 16-1344 was introduced to the Colorado House of Representatives. This new bill proposes the creation of a “special offender category” to be applied to drug suppliers of an illicit substance to an

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15
Dec

SSDP Awarded "Most Influential Organization in the Industry" by Cannabis Economy

On December 12th, 2015, Cannabis Economy hosted the CannAwards in Denver, Colorado. CannAwards honor and celebrate leadership and innovation in the Cannabis industry. We were honored to receive the award for “Most Influential Organization in the Industry”. This award goes to: “an organization that has demonstrated leadership in the industry. This organization is a visionary that creates passion in others,

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10
Dec

Finals Week Review: New Chapters from Fall 2015

As the Fall semester of 2015 draws to a close, our student leaders are busy preparing for finals, reviewing coursework from the last four months and getting ready for winter break. In the spirit of reviewing for finals, I want to highlight some chapters who are new to our network this semester, but have yet to be featured on the SSDP blog.

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16
Nov

SSDP Welcomes the College of Western Idaho Chapter

One of the best parts about my job is getting to see firsthand how the SSDP network grows. Working with Geirrod Stark of the College of Western Idaho is a prime example of that process, because he has started the second ever chapter of SSDP in Idaho, doubling our presence there and increasing the ability for our students to work across

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13
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Rocky Mountain College Chapter

The Mountain Region keeps getting bigger, and I love it! Molly Davis recently started a chapter at Rocky Mountain College, and has already got a sizable team on her side working to end the drug war on their campus. Read what she has to say about her experience so far. How did you hear about SSDP? I heard about SSDP

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13
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado State University Chapter

I am very excited to introduce our newest established chapter at Colorado State University. Elijah has been a chapter leader with us since he was in high school, and brought the SSDP message to his new college campus. Check out what he has to say about his experiences and aspirations. How did you hear about SSDP?  I first heard about SSDP

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28
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Boise State University Chapter

Hey everyone, I’m happy to announce more exciting developments for SSDP in the Mountain Region as we welcome another newly established chapter at Boise State University. Here’s what current chapter leader Tate Fegley had to say about their group! How did you hear about SSDP? Through an IHS program – they were doing a video series on the drug war.

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21
Aug

SSDP Welcomes the Colorado School of Mines Chapter!

I am overjoyed to introduce the newest SSDP chapter, Colorado School of Mines. I reached out to chapter leaders Jake and Raina about their start with SSDP, what the chapter has done so far, and their plans for the future. How did you hear about SSDP? I found out about SSDP while browsing reddit. Why did you want to get

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