URI Hempfest 4/20
URI Hempfest is our annual event promoting cannabis law reform. The event is a music festival on URI’s quad, featuring live bands, speakers, vendors and more! This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 20th from 3-11pm. Check out the facebook event pagefor more details. Bands: FUNGUS AMUNGUS ROZ RASKIN AND THE RICE CAKES THE KOLOUR KULT DYLAN SEVEY AND THE GENTLEMEN BOO CITY MATH THE BAND...
Washington cops working to ‘desensitize’ drug dogs... →
cdndrugpolicy: “Moving forward, it makes most sense not to train dogs to alert to marijuana as that would likely lead to unwarranted investigatory detentions of people who are not breaking any law”
Our first meeting of the semester is TONIGHT at 7PM in Room 354 of Memorial Union. We’ll be talking Hempfest updates, other plans for spring events, and some new developments in the RI legalization effort. Hope to see you there!.
Hey Everyone, Welcome back! Looking forward to another awesome year with SSDP. Here’s some news for the New Year. Everyone fill out this form to figure out our meeting day/time for this semester. We’ll try to accommodate everyone as best we can so please make sure to fill it out ASAP! I’m interested in tabling before our first meeting, so as soon as we have our meeting day and time...
Best Way to Protect Teens from Marijuana? Tax and...
This election season, voters in two states, Washington and Colorado, decided to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. These were not spontaneous events, and these votes weren’t decided by your stereotypical couch-locked stoner. In fact in Colorado, votes in favor of legalizing marijuana outnumbered those for President Obama, who won the state, clearly showing that those who support...
On the agenda tonight:
Updates about Hempfest, Radio show Plans for winter break Our new website! Conference on Saturday! Stop by! Meeting is at 6 in MU Room 300.
Meeting today, 6pm, Student Senate room!
Last meeting of the semester!
Welcome to URISSDP.ORG
Welcome to our new and improved tumblr, which will now serve as our website as well.
Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana!
uconnssdp: The walls of prohibition are crumbling!
Meeting today, 6pm, Student Senate room
Hope to see you there! We will be talking about 3 upcoming events as well as a recap of North East regionals.
According to research by Harry Levine at Queens College in New York, Latinos and...– Beating the Drug War (via prettayprettaygood)
I’ve heard many Democrats address Obama’s handling of the marijuana issue by...– Scott Morgan (via prettayprettaygood)
Welcome to URI SSDP!
Hello, If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, welcome to the University of Rhode Island! If not, welcome back for another year! I’m Eric Casey, president of the URI chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. SSDP is a grassroots organization with hundreds of chapters at universities around the world, dedicated to ending the so-called “War on Drugs”...
What troubles me about this… I think it’s beyond hypocrisy. I think it’s...– Penn Jillette (via disobey)
Who are we? We are people who love drugs…we need to find a way to live...– Ethan Nadelmann, on the Drug Law Reform movement.
NJ Supreme Court Reminds Us that a Noise Complaint... →
legalizeheroin: Trenton isn’t exactly known as a factory of good news, but yesterday the New Jersey Supreme Court produced a decision that was certainly not terrible: A Long Branch police officer violated a resident’s privacy when the officer seized drugs from a third-floor bedroom while responding to a noise complaint during a party, the state Supreme Court ruled this morning. The Court...
5 Ways Hemp Will Change Our World →
anti-propaganda: ’ 1. Paper & Cardboard Products Hemp regenerates in months; it grows extremely quickly, sounds like a perfect thing to make paper with. Unlike trees that can take over 30 years to be ready to harvest hemp is ready to go right away! Why are we still clear cutting forests? Hemp is a way better alternative! The paper that is made from hemp doesn’t become yellow or brittle...
Sad News about Hempfest
Friends, It is my sad duty to inform that this year’s Hempfest will be cancelled. After discussing it among our organization we have decided is in the best interest of all parties to cancel the event. This was a hectic year for our organization with several board member changes, and ultimately it became too much to accomplish with too little time to do it. HOWEVER, we are working on a...
Drugs: The Debate Goes Mainstream
univisionnews: The Global Commission on Drug Policy , which is chaired by former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, has pushed the debate about drug legalization into the mainstream. (Photo: Global Commission on Drugs) By CESAR GAVIRIA, ERNESTO ZEDILLO and FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO* Channel: Latin American Affairs What is the best way to deal with drugs? Criminalizing drug users...
Very Important News regarding URI SSDP/Hempfest
Hey everyone, As you may or may not be aware, Pat has resigned as president to attend to some personal matters. Hempfest will still go on as planned. We have quite a bit of work still to do to make that happen, but I am still 100% confident we can do it. So let’s go down to business: I don’t know if the school is going to make us elect someone as president or if we’re just...
Drug Policy Groups Unite to Demand End to Medical...
THE LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: April 4, 2012 President Barack Obama The White House Washington D.C. 20500 Via Fax: 2024562461 Dear Mr. President: Our coalition represents the views of tens of millions of Americans who believe the war on medical marijuana patients and providers you are fighting is misguided and counterproductive. As your administration prepares to release its annual...
A Rhode Island state senator warned police of political retaliation after Senate...– Cops: RI senator warned officer about retaliation For those of you wondering why things like decrim. haven’t happened yet, this is the political climate we’re attempting to work in.
Rhode Island Legislature: Decriminalize Marijuana... →
Please sign this signon.org petition I started. Reblog if you live in Rhode Island and support this!
How did I just discover this?
I heard a lot of crazy things at the decriminalization hearing yesterday, but Sen. Shibley took home the prize by repeating this line two or three times. NO ONE buys less than an ounce of Marijuana. Really Senator? Ignoring the obvious question of how a senator would possibly know how much of a drug people on the street are buying, and that comment is still puzzling. I’m not even going...
mysticalshamanjosh: Don’t like gay marriages? Don’t get one. Don’t like marijuana? Don’t use it. Don’t like cigarettes? Don’t smoke one. Don’t like abortions? Don’t have one. Don’t like sex? Don’t do it. Don’t like drugs? Don’t do them. Don’t like porn? Don’t watch it. Don’t like alcohol? Don’t drink it. Don’t like guns? Don’t buy one. Don’t like your rights taken away? Then don’t take...
We have realized that the strategy in the fight against drug trafficking in the...– Guatemalan President Oscar Pérez Molina __________ Here are my 10 reasons up for discussion. (via blu3rsx)
How did Sarah Silverman get a TED talk before Ethan Nadelmann?
SSDP Welcomes the University of West Florida... →
fuckyeahdrugpolicy: STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY has a brand new chapter at the University of West Florida! Drew Stromberg spoke with chapter founder and leader Ethan Watters about his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward. continue to article all chapters on tumblr: Canada UC San Diego University of Connecticut Florida Atlantic University New York...