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Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics 2013 NYC Conference

        From October 11-13 a group of “scientists, artists, activists, seekers and scholars” will come together to learn about and discuss psychedelic drugs in the contexts of science, healing and spirituality. This event is an annual forum that brings people together to learn more about the uses and benefits of psychedelics. Among the distinguished speakers will be

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SSDP and "The Cause B Show" Join Forces in Brooklyn

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | BROOKLYN, NY Thursday, August 16th “The Cause B Show: LIGHT em UP”, at Over the Eight (594 Union Ave, Union and Richardson) a stand-up comedy show featuring some of New York City’s top comedians raising money for Students for Sensible Drug Policy. The event is the third in a continuing series of shows produced solely to benefit causes in need. In addition to the

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One Million Police Hours Spent on Marijuana Arrests in NYC

A new report released yesterday shows us that during the last ten years, the NYPD has spent approximately 1,000,000 police hours arresting people for marijuana possession. In that time, they have managed to arrest over 440,000 people for minor marijuana charges, costing taxpayers over 75 million dollars last year alone. These are hours that police officers might have otherwise have

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NY Governor Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Public Marijuana Possession

Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, joined by legislators, district attorneys, and law enforcement officials, announced legislation that would make the penalties for private and public possession of small amounts of marijuana the same, thereby bringing consistency and fairness to New York State’s Penal Law. Governor Cuomo introduced this new legislation in order to save thousands of New Yorkers, who are

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Black and Latino Youth Comprise Majority of Marijuana Arrests in New York City

NEW YORK – Officials at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) say data released by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Service and obtained by the Drug Policy Alliance, signals a major change in marijuana policy is needed. The figures show that in 2010, the New York City Police Department made 50,383 arrests for low-level marijuana offenses, making up

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