Tag: University of Connecticut (UCONN)

21
Jul

SSDP Just Say Know: Talking to Your Parents about Drugs

Drug education is a complicated issue. Often, young people are expected to take whatever education is given to them at face value, and expect that the “adults” - their teachers, mentors, elders, and parents - are knowledgeable (and truthful) about the issues. However, when the time comes to ask the really complicated questions about drugs and drug use, youth are
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22
Sep

920 Psilocybin Coordinated Day of Action Roundup

This past Sunday, September 20th, Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters across our network were excited to work with the 920 Coalition on their coordinated day of action. Sixteen SSDP chapters participated in actions over the weekend of 9/20 and throughout this week: American University (DC) University of California Davis (CA) California State University Long Beach (CA) Case Western Reserve University College of

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12
Mar

UConn Student Government Endorses SSDP Chapter's Marijuana Legalization Resolution

Written by University of Connecticut SSDP chapter leader Tyler Williams On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the Undergraduate Student Government of the University of Connecticut voted with a clear majority to pass a statement of position in support of legalizing marijuana, and endorsing Connecticut House Bill 6703 and House Bill 6473, which would do just that. The USG legislation, written by

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21
Nov

UConn Students Share Their Encounter with Campus Police

Written by University of Connecticut SSDP chapter leader Tyler Williams On Tuesday, November 11th, two University of Connecticut students, Kevin Oliveira and Samuel Jensen, were waiting to paint one of their school’s approved “spirit rocks” in solidarity with the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority on campus, members of which had recently been the victims of racist and sexist remarks in an

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29
Aug

UCONN SSDP Radio Show

The University of Connecticut SSDP chapter hosts a weekly radio show in which they discuss drug policy, student activism, organizing, and other intersecting topics. These shows air for half an hour on the UConn radio station, WHUS. Below are excerpts of past episodes.   2/27/14: Regulate Rhode Island: https://soundcloud.com/uconn-ssdp/ssdpradio-2-27-14 SSDP Radio interviews Jared Moffat, director of the Regulate Rhode Island tax

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1
Feb

UConn SSDP successfully changes a campus marijuana policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STORRS, CT – Following a meeting with student government leaders on January 30, 2011, the University of Connecticut’s Office of Community Standards altered its penalties for students found in possession of small amounts of marijuana, equalizing the punishment with underage drinking. The change is largely in response to Connecticut’s recent decriminalization of marijuana, which lowered the penalty

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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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25
Aug

The High Times Guide to Higher Education

On stands now is the October 2011 issue of High Times magazine with our annual feature listing the top 20 schools for marijuana activism, here are some highlights, get yourself a copy to read the full article. 1. Northern Illinois University– Last year NIU’s SSDP chapter was labeled by school officials to be “political” and therefore ineligible to receive funding or official recognition

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