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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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10
Aug

SSDP Just Say Know: Introducing our New Interns!

The SSDP Just Say Know program has had a great first year! With updating the resources for the 2nd Edition of the training curriculum (coming soon!), and reformatting the delivery of the training to make it more accessible and easy to complete for all of our students, it is setting up to be even better for next year. Fortunately for
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7
Aug

How to Participate in the 2017 International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. IOAD spreads the message

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4
Aug

SSDP First Year Experience

Written by Christian Palmero, Vice President of UMass Boston SSDP. Did you pack up your belongings and move to another state so you could experience a different lifestyle in college? Let me tell you, I think that you made a wise decision in doing so. Leaving my hometown of Miami to pursue an undergrad degree in Boston was both the

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2
Aug

Cannabis prohibition is 80 today

It’s time to retire.  One day before the 80th anniversary of federal cannabis prohibition, Senator Corey Booker introduced groundbreaking legislation to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. This bill is not the first to propose doing so — but it is the first to do so with the explicit intent of targeting the racist origins and continued racist

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1
Aug

July Monthly Mosaic: Police Brutality and the War on Drugs

  JULY 2017 MONTHLY MOSAIC Police Brutality & the War on Drugs The 2014 police killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri caught heavy media attention, sparking a national conversation about police brutality and the propulsion of the Black Lives Matter movement into that conversation. The strong reaction from the Ferguson community, supported by concerned citizens across the

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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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20
Jul

Introducing SSDP Israel

I’m thrilled to announce our newest chapter in Israel! SSDP now has a presence in 26 countries, with Israel being the first chapter in the MENA region. I spoke with chapter leader Yahav Erez about their work so far and their plans for the future: How did you hear about SSDP? My professor at my graduate program (STS- Science, Technology & Society

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18
Jul

Magic Mushrooms, Tourism, and the Erasure of Mazatec Culture

Written by Gabriel Eduardo Estrada Martínez, a member of Estudiantes Estudiantes por una Política Sensata de Drogas, Mexíco (SSDP Mexíco) and an indigenous Mazateco currently doing anthropological research on the use of sacred plants in Mexico. Translation by Arturo González. For any country, the objective of tourism is to help bolster the economy by exposing native art, magic, and nature to curious

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12
Jul

June 2017 Monthly Mosaic

June 2017 Monthly Mosaic Intersecting Stigmas: LGBTQ People and Drug Use Our apologies for the late delivery of the June Monthly Mosaic. Please also welcome Elise Szabo as the Mosaic’s newest co-editor. Thank you to Em Basso for their dedicated service. And, a special thank you to UT Austin chapter leader Andrew Hood, who contributed heavily to this issue. In

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12
Jul

Top Ten Homeschooling Applications

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