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1
Oct

Here’s to 18 years of sensible reform

This weekend, SSDP celebrates our 18th birthday! When our few dozen founders first connected with each other from six campuses on the early internet, they rallied because they understood that the drug war provided a foundation for a vast and tentacled set of social harms. They set out to undo the pieces of that system, from denial of student loans and grants to the

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16
Jun

The Nicaraguan Cannabis Policy: A de Facto Decriminalization for Personal Use.

This is part 2 in a series of blog posts that will be published this week by EPSD Nicaragua chapter leader Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena that will describe Nicaraguan policies on cannabis in terms of how they are written and how they are enforced. Check out Part 1 if you missed it.  According to Article 325 of the Penal Procedure Code

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15
Jun

SSDP Welcomes the George Mason University Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce the newest SSDP chapter: George Mason University! Chapter leaders Samir Lal and Vincent Rado first reached out to us a few months ago and have been hard at work since getting the GMU chapter revived. I spoke with them about their success thus far and their plans for the future: How did you hear about SSDP? I had

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14
Jun

The D.A.R.E. Generation Speaks Out

 As a member of the D.A.R.E. generation, I have a lot of interesting memories of my participation in the widespread drug education program that was all the rage in the 90s. Many SSDPers will be aware that the program was deemed ineffective in preventing drug use among youth (thanks, science)! Despite this, many communities continue to implement the program or
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13
Jun

Introducing SSDP Pen Pals!

SSDP is a global network with chapters in 25 countries across all 6 habitable continents. However, due to distance, language, and cultural divides, we are not always as connected with our fellow SSDPers as we would like. As part of our ongoing efforts to connect our network, we are pleased to announce a new program: SSDP Pen Pals! Pen Pals

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12
Jun

The Nicaraguan Legislation on Cannabis.

This is part one of a series of blog posts that will be published this week by EPSD Nicaragua chapter leader Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena that will describe Nicaraguan policies on cannabis in terms of how they are written and how they are enforced. The blog posts encompass a research paper titled Cannabis Policy in Nicaragua: De Facto Decriminalization.The materials used were

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7
Jun

Will we see you at SSDP’s Sensible Celebration?

Green Lion Partners is delighted to host this event with: The Arcview Group Aunt Zelda’sGateway Works Dr. Lakisha Jenkins, ND, RH (AHG) Law Offices of James Anthony MassRoots Medicine Man Technologies Mountain Medicine Elizabeth Nichols National Cannabis Industry Association THC Staffing Group Green Lion Partners invites you to join us and Students for Sensible Drug Policy at a Sensible Celebration in

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7
Jun

3rd CND Intersessional – An Update on Global Drug Policy

Written by Orsi Fehér, chapter leader of SSDP Österreich (SSDP Austria).  Three of us SSDPers from Austria found ourselves in a less than crowded meeting room at the Vienna International Center on the morning of Tuesday 6 June, where member states convened for the 3rd Intersessional Meeting of the United Nations’ Commission on Narcotic Drugs. For the past week, we’ve been pondering: what

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6
Jun

Drug Policy and its Impact on Human Rights in Nicaragua.

By Elvin Francisco Rodríguez Fabilena, chapter leader of EPSD (SSDP) Nicaragua Nicaragua’s strategy to tackle drug trafficking and organized crime is a prohibitionist approach that could lead to prison overpopulation in the country and, in consequence, violate the human rights of people who use drugs. According to the Annual Report on Human Rights of Nicaragua of the Nicaraguan Centre for

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6
Jun

Introducing SSDP

31
May

SSDP Members in Austria Campaign for Medical Cannabis

Written by Orsi Fehér, founder of University of Vienna SSDP in Vienna, Austria On May 26, the two founding members of SSDP Austria marched alongside supporters of medical Cannabis to hand over 10,000 signatures to Dr. Harald Dossi, the director of Parliament, in defense of sensible drug policies. The action in Vienna on Friday was led by Hemp Institute spokesman

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