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18
Oct

Phonebank for Sensible Drug Policy

We’re so excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Students for Sensible Drug Policy cannabis legalization phonebank! Our phonebank system allows supporters of sensible drug policy – whether or not you’re a student! – to call voters in Michigan and Utah to ensure they know there’s a cannabis initiative on their ballot. Getting out the youth vote is more

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10
Oct

The Paradigma Global Youth Coalition Asks for the 2019 High Level Ministerial Segment

‘Paradigma’ is a global coalition of youth-led organizations working toward establishing evidence-based drug policies which reduce the harms of drug use and are grounded in human rights principles. The organizations that make up the Paradigma coalition represent thousands of young people in every region of the world. We acknowledge the many impacts of drug use, drug markets, and drug control

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8
Oct

SSDP Just Say Know: Self-Disclosure in the age of Prohibition

Written by Julia Hilbert ‘17 of University of Pittsburgh SSDP with contributions from Frances Fu ‘11 and Kat Humphries ‘10. If you have completed the SSDP Just Say Know peer education training curriculum, or read through the resources in the Self-Disclosure lesson, you have probably realized what I have: that resources regarding self-disclosure of personal drug use are too often

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4
Oct

IOC September Monthly Bulletin

Welcome to the SSDP International Organizing Committee’s September Bulletin! Here you will find updates on some of the major SSDP activities happening around the world, as well as news and updates from the United Nations. This month’s bulletin will cover SSDP activities from the month of September. SSDP’s International Organizing Committee (IOC) is dedicated to supporting youth-led drug policy activism

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1
Oct

20th Anniversary Edition Report Card

Over the course of 20 years, Students for Sensible Drug Policy members have come together in our communities, at conferences, and across oceans because we understand this: the War on Drugsis an affront to human rights, cognitive liberty, and evidence-based approaches to drugs and the people who use them. We don’t agree on everything — some days, we don’t agree

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20
Sep

Making Israeli Music Festivals Safer Through Harm Reduction

Written by Yahav Erez ’17, Founder of SSDP Israel When I first received a drug checking kit from a friend this past May during a large music festival, I was skeptical about how much the kit would actually help. However, I also knew that the drug scene in Israel, like any country that prohibits the use of drugs, was a

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5
Sep

IOC Monthly Bulletin

Welcome to the SSDP International Organizing Committee’s August Bulletin! Here you will find updates on some of the major SSDP activities happening around the world, as well as news and updates from the United Nations. This month’s bulletin will cover SSDP activities from the month of August. SSDP’s International Organizing Committee (IOC) is dedicated to supporting youth-led drug policy activism

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31
Aug

On International Overdose Awareness Day, an Introduction and Call to Action

Written by Kevin Franciotti ’06, Alumni Association Blog Author Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day of great significance for many in the SSDP Family. As your new Alumni Association Blog Author, I have chosen this important day to contribute my first blog post and write about my personal experience. It’s not often I’m able to be so forthcoming

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23
Aug

Announcing SSDP’s 2018-19 Organizational Objectives

Each year, the Students for Sensible Drug Policy board, staff, and select students and alumni come together for an in-person “Strategy Summit.” Earlier this summer, we gathered in Denver, CO to discuss the activities and direction of the organization and came to conclusions on our plan for the upcoming year. This plan is finalized as our 2018-2019 SSDP Organizational Objectives,

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22
Aug

Announcing the 2018 SSDP Regional Conferences

The Fall semester is beginning and so Students for Sensible Drug Policy activism will be ramping up. Dive right in and meet your fellow drug policy reformers at an SSDP Regional Conference! We invite SSDP community members to join your respective regional networks for a fun and thrilling weekend of knowledge sharing and community building through interactive workshops, educational discussions,

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