Tag: psychedelics

11
Oct

SSDP and Fireside Project announce collaboration

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is excited to partner with Fireside Project in the interest of peer support and psychedelic harm reduction!    The mission of Fireside Project is, “to help people minimize the risks and fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences in ways such as providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering
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5
Apr

SSDP’s Federal Policy Agenda for the 117th Congress Has Been Released

Last month, SSDP’s U.S. Policy Council completed our Federal Policy Agenda for the 117th Congress. Written by SSDP members, alumni, and supporters, this document shows federal representatives and administrators our roadmap for fighting the War on Drugs and promoting sensible drug policy over the next 2 years. The agenda consists of six main sections, covering various community interests as they

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26
Jan

Psychedelic Exceptionalism vs. Decrim All

Written by Josh McMillin ‘20, Kat Ebert ‘18Edited by Abhi Dewan ‘18, Luis Montoya ‘16 After the 2020 election season, many of us were delighted to see that several US states passed historical initiatives for the progress of drug reform. Not long after, the UN rescheduled marijuana and the MORE act passed the house. The War on Drugs is steadily

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28
Dec

Your SSDP 2020 Wrapped: Our Top Ten of 2020

In spite of the many challenges of 2020, Students for Sensible Drug Policy made some incredible accomplishments this year. Through the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, upending of campus life, and rapid shifts in change-making strategies, we’ve seen our network members step up and reinvent the ways we organize. SSDP’s vision of a post-prohibition future where safety, justice, and

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22
Dec

Hear what our members say about the Psychedelic Career Pipeline

This year, Students for Sensible Drug Policy implemented our Psychedelic Pipeline Career Development Program as the first formal pathway for people interested in working in the psychedelic field to connect to professionals in the field with similar values, gain access to unique learning and training opportunities, and ultimately become leaders in the field of psychedelics.  The SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline provides

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16
Nov

SSDP Accepting Applications for 2nd Cohort of Psychedelic Pipeline Career Mentorship Program

Written by volunteer Sean Lawlor ’19 of Naropa University and the SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline team Over the last year, Students for Sensible Drug Policy has been developing the Psychedelic Pipeline, a network to connect SSDP members and alumni interested in working with psychedelic medicines to quality training, scholarship funds, and career development opportunities, with a deliberate focus on providing access

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31
Aug

Join SSDP for the Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit

Students for Sensible Drug Policy are joining forces with Tam Integration for the Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit, September 17-21, 2020. The first online summit centered around the myth, magic, culture, and science of psilocybin mushrooms, the Mt. Tam Psilocybin Summit will show how experts engage with protocols designed to elicit profound transformation. Join us for presentations and real-time conversations with
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15
Apr

SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter. Periodically, we will be sharing updates with our Psychedelic Pipeline members about current events, career development opportunities, and more. We are sharing our first issue with our entire global network, so you can see what we've been up to! Connecting when physically disconnected During this uncertain time, many of us are finding ways
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12
Sep

SSDP receives grant from Threshold Foundation for the Just Say Know Psychedelic Pipeline!

As some of you may have heard at #SSDP2019, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is embarking on a new project to connect our members and alumni interested in a career in psychedelic-assisted therapy and research to quality mentorship, training, and career development opportunities. The Psychedelic Pipeline will serve as a unique pathway for SSDPers to connect to professionals in the
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3
Jan

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2019

Daniel Jabbour ‘07, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of 2014. To honor and remember him, SSDP created the Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund to help send outstanding activists to SSDP conferences. This year, the scholarship committee will be selecting a few SSDPers to attend SSDP2019: The Global Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. Daniel’s driving passions in drug

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17
May

From donor to chapter leader to board member to community health worker

I first found out about Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2013 when I was only beginning to learn about the harsh realities of the War on Drugs. I decided to donate what I could at the time because I thought the work they were doing was so important and I did not see other student-run organizations that were willing

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16
May

Finding my passion for harm reduction

In high school, I dated someone who I thought was going to be my soulmate for almost 4 years. After watching his life change due to his chaotic relationship with opiates, and knowing I would never be able to help him, I became inspired to go to college and become a therapist specializing in substance use disorders. During and after

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8
Nov

Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund for SSDP2018

Daniel Jabbour ‘07, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of 2014. To honor and remember him, SSDP created the Daniel Jabbour Scholarship Fund to help send outstanding activists to SSDP conferences. This year, the scholarship committee will be selecting a few SSDPers to attend SSDP2018: The Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s driving passions

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6
Oct

SSDP Chapters Participate in Psilocybin Day of Action

September 20th, 2016 marked the Second Annual 920 Psilocybin Coordinated Day of Action. SSDP is a member of the 920 Coalition which organizes annual events on September 20th focused on the therapeutic potential of psilocybin mushrooms. The 920 coalition also includes other organizations working on promoting awareness about psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelic substances, such as Psymposia, the Psychedelic Club,

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30
Jun

Honoring and remembering Daniel Jabbour

Daniel Jabbour, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of this year. To honor and remember him, SSDP created this scholarship fund to send an outstanding activist to the 2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s driving passions in drug policy reform were psychedelics and harm reduction, leading him to found the Psychedelic Society of San Francisco.

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25
Jan

Ibogaine Still Illegal in US, Despite Medical Potential

This article first appeared at http://the-libertarian.co.uk. Readers are probably familiar with LSD and MDMA (ecstasy), and may have heard of recent research on their medical uses. A lesser-known psychedelic drug, though, also shows potential despite federal prohibition. Ibogaine, extracted from the root bark of the iboga plant, shows great promise in treating drug addiction. Tabernanthe iboga, a tropical shrub, is

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12
Jan

On Anniversary of Albert Hofmann’s Birthday, Psychedelics Still Relevant

This weekend marked the birthday of the inventor of LSD. Albert Hofmann, a Swiss chemist, was known for his discovery of both the chemical synthesis process and psychoactive effects of the well-known psychedelic drug. For his achievements, he was named the top living genius, tied with the inventor of the World Wide Web, by The Telegraph in 2007. He would

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10
Oct

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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8
Oct

Recent “Ecstasy” Deaths Highlight Need for Reform

This article originally published on http://the-libertarian.co.uk/ Various countries have seen several deaths in recent months in connection with the illicit drug known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly.” Although these terms originally referred to MDMA, what is commonly sold under these names is increasingly cut with other substances, which are generally cheaper and in some cases dramatically more dangerous. This situation is typical

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13
Sep

Ayahuasca, Yet Another Prohibited Medicine

This article originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk/ Readers have presumably all heard of LSD and the drug commonly known as ecstasy, and I have written here previously about their medical uses. There is another substance being investigated for the treatment of some of the same medical issues, however, and it is similarly restricted by a severe prohibition in US federal law. Ayahuasca

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