Tag: policy

26
Sep

Best Tips for Good Samaritans: How Two SSDP Chapters Successfully Advocated for Medical Amnesty Policies

Since 2005, SSDP has helped enact Good Samaritan policies at more than 240 colleges and universities across the United States. These measures for medical amnesty foster a safe environment, on-campus and off, enabling students to seek help for emergencies without hesitation or fear of severe punishment. But despite their proven effectiveness, Good Samaritan policies are still met with caution and

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18
Sep

Meet SSDP's Fall 2013 Intern Team!

Running a grassroots organization with more than 200 affiliated college chapters and an ample list of policy initiatives is no easy task. Joining the DC staff this fall semester are three interns working to promote SSDP’s mission and provide support. Dylan Bolduc, Michelle Higdon, and Tamara Omazic are each excited to be contributing to the cause. As the outreach intern,

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24
Jul

On The Drinking Age

Today, I turn 21. For five full years the government has trusted me to safely operate a motor vehicle. For three full years, it has considered me capable of making my own decisions regarding tobacco products and tattoos. And, most importantly, for three full years I have been an adult in the eyes of the law. I am responsible for

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23
Jul

Roosevelt University SSDP Successfully Enacts Campus Good Samaritan Policy

Written By: Vilamarie Narloch, Co-President of Roosevelt University SSDP Last week, I received an e-mail which included the sweet, sweet phrase that many of us SSDPers work long and hard to see, “After careful and detailed consideration, I am happy to say we will be adopting the Good Samaritan Protocol and it will be in place for this coming academic

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26
Jun

New Report, Old Solutions on International Drug Day

Today is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has released a new report encouraging people to stay healthy by abstaining from drug use. The report expounds more on the dangers of drugs and the necessity of discouraging their use, emphasizing in particular the risks presented by the plethora

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24
Feb

“Should Cannabis be Legalised in Ireland?”

“Should Cannabis be Legalised in Ireland?” Debate hosted by SSDP Ireland and the UCC Philosoph in Cork, Ireland. by Graham de Barra, SSDP Ireland In its opening event of the year, SSDP Ireland and the UCC Philosoph society hosted the debate, “Should Cannabis be Legalised in Ireland?” Thanks to fellow health campaigner Aodhrua McAb SSDP was given the opportunity to

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17
Nov

UConn Student Government Supports Alcohol/Marijuana Equalization

In July of this year, the state of Connecticut decriminalized the possession of small amounts of  marijuana. The new law states that the punishment for an adult over the age of 21 who possesses less than one-half ounce of Marijuana will be considered a civil infraction, and result in a $150 fine with additional fines for subsequent offenses. This law

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10
Feb

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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1
Nov

All Aboard the Oxycontin Express

The Oxycontin Express The above special is part of Current TV’s vanguard series and examines the legal and illegal market for prescription pills like oxycodone while telling the story of an oxycodone addict and his family in Broward County, Florida, where the Oxycontin Express begins its travel to Appalachia. It focuses on the ease in which people are able to

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7
Dec

Sign the Obama Drug Policy Petition

Ideas are fantastic. So why not have an idea machine? SSDP has one and his name is Micah Daigle. His latest idea is a facebook petition that has generated nearly 17,000 signatures. What’s this petition all about you ask? Well, its calling on President Elect Obama to reform U.S. drug policy. We petition that… When you called the War on Drugs an

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