Tag: mpp

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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17
Feb

On Marijuana Use in the NFL

Recently, NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam came out as the first potential gay player in the NFL, and, while his announcement is deservedly getting a ton of attention, it has hidden recent comments made by other NFL players in recent weeks. Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark stated last week that marijuana use in the NFL is quite common, and what’s more

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21
Oct

SSDP Welcomes the George Mason University Chapter!

I’m so pleased to announce our newest chapter, in my home state of Virginia, George Mason University! Chapter founder and leader David Gibrael is not just a sensible young person fighting to end this senseless war; he’s also a Marine Corps veteran. He was a rifleman in the 1st Battalion 9th Marines and served one tour in Afghanistan in 2011. For the

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4
Apr

Drug Policy Groups Unite to Demand End to Medical Marijuana Raids

Six National Drug Policy Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Assault on Medical Marijuana Providers Coalition to President Obama: “It is time for a new approach on marijuana policy.” Contact: Aaron Houston, (202) 455-5869 WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of recent attacks on medical marijuana providers and patients by multiple branches of the federal government, including Monday’s raids

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29
Apr

Oklahoma: Life in Prison for Hash

You read that correctly. The Oklahoma legislature just passed a bill that would make manufacturing hash a felony punishable by life in prison. Sadly, the bill met little to no opposition and is now awaiting the signature of Governor Mary Falin: The measure sailed through the Senate with little debate, passing on a vote of 44-2. The House also approved the measure

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1
Feb

Virginia SSDP Lobbies House of Delegates

Like many states, Virginia arrests more people for marijuana than all other illicit drugs combined. In fact, almost 20,000 people were arrested in 2008 alone. Recently, members of Virginia Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters collaborated with drug policy reformers across the state to organize a statewide lobbying day in support of marijuana decriminalization. If passed, VA HB 1443 would have decriminalized simple

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29
Oct

NH Medical Marijuana Bill is Vetoed

The NH Senate wouldn’t budgeon overriding Gov. Patrick Lynch’s veto of the law which had passed both the House and Senate earlier this year. The 14-10 vote was in favor of the bill but didn’t give the 2/3 majority needed for the override.   Matt Simon, executive directorNH Compassion ran a fantastic campaign that brought medical marijuana legislation farther than it had

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11
Aug

Woman Dies After Being Denied Organ Transplant

A Hawaii woman diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, chronic hepatitis – infection, and end-stage kidney disease died after being denied a liver transplant by her insurance company, Hawaii Medical Service Association, because trace amounts of cannabis were found in her body. Reyes was twice denied a transplant by HMSA for “technical reasons,” such as missing required Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — because

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