Tag: Oregon


SSDP Welcomes the Mount Hood Community College chapter!

Meet Sam Krause, the leader of the first SSDP chapter at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. Sam decided to start a chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in Spring of 2015 in order to educate people about Measure 91, a medical cannabis legalization initiative in Oregon. Last year, he organized a panel featuring lawyers, journalists and medical

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SSDP endorses Measure 80, Oregon marijuana legalization initiative

In less than two weeks, voters in Oregon will have the opportunity to vote yes on Measure 80 (also known as the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012), which would regulate the sale of cannabis to adults over age 21 and restore the agricultural hemp industry. Today I’m proud to announce our official endorsement: Students for Sensible Drug Policy endorses Measure

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An Open Letter To Politicians Who Have Yet To Endorse Legalizing Marijuana

Written By: Sam Chapman, Oregon SSDP State Coordinator Politicians have continued to skirt conversations revolving around marijuana since what would seem to be the beginning of time, until now. A few weeks ago marked a major turning point in politics regarding the public stances on marijuana taken by politicians. Oregon’s Attorney General race in May proved itself to be a

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SSDP Welcomes Oregon State University Chapter!

Name: Daniel Bauer School: Oregon State University Major: Botany SSDP: How did you hear about SSDP? Daniel: I had been doing personal research through the Internet on drug policy and drugeducation over the course of a few years. My favorite resource was www.Erowid.org and my searches there led me to MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. These two websites became

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SSDP Students Seek to Unite Marijuana Law Reform Movements in Oregon and California

This past weekend, our students at the Lewis and Clark Law School and University of Southern California made SSDP history while hosting back to back marijuana legalization initiative forums in California and Oregon. With four initiatives currently circulating Oregon, and five in California, our students organized public forums to address the initiatives themselves, and unite cannabis reformers around one campaign

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Oregon SSDP Chapters Hosting Conference For Marijuana Legalization

Oregon’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters seek unity in the legalization movement by hosting a conference to rally behind a single marijuana legalization initiative. Will 2012 be the year Oregon finally votes to legalize marijuana? “Only if we work together,” declare Oregon’s united chapters of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). In order to propel the Oregon marijuana legalization

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Chapter Leader of the Week

Name: Romain Bonilla School: Portland State University Region: Western Major: Communications Romain Tabling for SSDP on Campus   SSDP: When did you first get involved with SSDP? Romain: In 2009, while I was studying at Saint Cloud State University. I had become interested in drug law reform when I first moved to the United States in 2008. SCSU had a few pro-liberty student groups,

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Chapter Leader Spotlight: Bradley Steinman

Bradley Steinman is one of SSDP’s newest activists and he’s already jumping into the world of drug policy reform with impressive ideas for building SSDP’s chapter network at law schools around the country. Bradley is forming SSDP’s first chapter at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. In the last year SSDP has, not surprisingly, seen a rise in interest from

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New Chapter Spotlight: Lewis & Clark College

One of SSDP’s newest chapters, Lewis & Clark College located in Portland, OR, has jumped right into forming an active student group with a focus on reforming Oregon’s marijuana laws. One thing I been incredibly impressed with is chapter founder Christopher Van Putten’s enthusiasm and his ability to get the Lewis & Clark chapter officially recognized and up in running in just

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