Tag: NORML

28
Jan

Lobbying for Decriminalization in Virginia

Written by George Washington University SSDP chapter member Aria Mildice The Virginia Lobby Day with NORML this past Friday, January 16th, was my first time lobbying. Virginia NORML organized this lobby day with Senators and Delegates from the Virginia General Assembly to lobby for S.B. 686, which would decriminalize marijuana possession throughout the state. S.B. 686 was introduced in the

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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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17
Dec

SSDP Welcomes the University of Arizona Chapter!

I am thrilled to announce our newest official chapter, the University of Arizona! Based in Tucson, and led by Trevor Thornburg, this is the newest addition to our rapidly expanding presence in Arizona. I spoke with Trevor about his experience and his plans for the U of A chapter in spring 2014 and beyond;   How did you hear about

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2
May

SSDP Welcomes the University of North Florida (UNF) Chapter!

Please welcome our newest official chapter, coming from Jacksonville, Florida, the University of North Florida (UNF)! The initial spark for the UNF chapter was put in place by our AMPLIFY Project, so I’d like to extend a special thanks to them for all of the hard work that they do!   I spoke with chapter founder, faculty advisor, and former

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1
May

Cops, moms and students call for an end to drug prohibition

Washington DC – Mothers from around the country will join with law enforcement and students at the National Press Club on May 2nd in honor of Mother’s Day. The press conference will launch a new coalition of national organizations that will represent mothers, police and students that seek to finally end the disastrous drug war. Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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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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30
Jun

New Jersey Coalition Forms to Support Bi-Partisan Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and the New Jersey chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML-NJ) have started a new coalition to support decriminalizing marijuana: Sensible New Jersey. A bi-partisan marijuana decriminalization bill, A4252, was introduced on June 29, 2011 in Trenton. Sponsored by Assemblymen Reed Gusciora (D) and Michael Patrick Carroll (R) the

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28
Jun

NJ: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Takes Shape

With less than one full week to go before the NJ Legislature breaks for summer recess, activists in the Garden State have been closely working with legislators to introduce landmark legislation to eliminate the criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Known as Sensible New Jersey, this effort is being spearheaded by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and NORML NJ, and marks

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26
Apr

Sister-to-Sister

Last week, Aaron Houston and I represented SSDP at the 40th Anniversary NORML Conference in Denver, CO. Aaron spoke on Thursday’s panel, “The Feds, Marijuana and You” (watch the video here). On Friday, I had the pleasure of joining 4 incredibly inspiring women reformers on the”Closing the Cannabis Gender Gap” panel (full video here, I’m the last speaker beginning ~45:00) See the slides from our presentation

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28
Mar

3 new SSDP chapters

We’re proud to welcome new officially established SSDP chapters at Louisiana State University – Shreveport, University of Houston – Clear Lake, and University of Pittsburgh this week! Read more about each new group and the student leaders who founded them. Louisiana State University – Shreveport Shreveport, LA – Southern Region The LSUS Student News covered the newly created chapter, watch an excerpt of the video

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