Tag: university of maryland

26
Jan

10 years ago today, I was arrested for marijuana possession

I was 18 years old, and it was the night before classes began for my second semester as a freshman at the University of Maryland. I was smoking a joint alone in my dorm room to relax before I went to bed when I heard a knock at the door. Without a peephole to see who it was, nor the

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18
Jan

SSDP Takes the Presidential Primaries

    From January 4-6, New England College hosted the New Hampshire Presidential Primary Student Convention in Manchester, NH. Students for Sensible Drug Policy sponsored the event, held a panel session, and brought fourteen SSDP students and alumni to highlight drug policy reform as an important youth issue in the 2016 elections. This unique experience exposed students to the political

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5
Feb

SSDP Welcomes the Saint Mary's College of Maryland Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce the newest SSDP chapter in Maryland: Saint Mary’s College of Maryland! I spoke with the chapter leader, Jamie, about her plans and vision for SMCM SSDP moving forward:   How did you hear about SSDP? We heard about SSDP through Olivia O’Keefe, chapter president at University of Maryland. The recent involvement of the UMD chapter in

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20
Aug

My SSDP chapter plans from 2007

As many of you know, I have been a member of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy national staff for the past four years, currently serving as Deputy Director. But my involvement with SSDP started much before that (I went to my first UMD SSDP chapter meeting in August 2005) while I was an undergrad at the University of Maryland.

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15
Feb

After 6 years, University of Maryland finally approves Good Samaritan policy for all drugs

Yesterday, I returned to the University of Maryland, my alma mater, to attend a University Senate (the governing body comprised of 90% faculty and staff, and 10% students) meeting where members voted 81-2-1 in favor of an important life-saving overdose prevention policy.  The Diamondback reports: After proposing a measure nearly six years ago that would protect dangerously drunk students or

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31
Mar

Outstanding Alum Award: Victor Pinho

Victor became involved with drug policy when he founded the University of Maryland chapter of NORML in 2005. There he teamed up with the campus chapter of SSDP and established a reputation of solid membership, leadership, and political credibility within the drug policy reform efforts at UMD. As an alum, he continued to stay involved. After graduating in 2006 and

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14
Jan

Drug War violence leads to UMD student's death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2011 CONTACT: Stacia Cosner, SSDP National Associate Director – (410) 299-3433 Lauren Mendelsohn, UMD SSDP (202) 596-7737 Marijuana Prohibition to Blame in Shooting Death of University of Maryland Student UMD student group says legalization will end drug war violence   College Park, MD. – Officials at Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) charged today that the murder

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