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Meet the Faces Behind the Drug Policy Reform Movement

The 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference featured an interactive photography project that encouraged attendees to create powerful statements and use social media to challenge the war on drugs. The #NoMoreDrugWar photo booth attracted the young reformer and seasoned activist alike. Attendees shared their commitment to drug policy reform by customizing messages that focused on three themes: criminal justice, marijuana legalization, and health & harm reduction.

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EVENTS
Austin, TX: Texas Marijuana March 2012
High Times Cannabis Cookbook BOOKSIGNING
@ Bookshop Santa CruzThursday, April 5, 20127:30 PM in PDT

High Times Cannabis Cookbook BOOKSIGNING

@ Bookshop Santa Cruz
Thursday, April 5, 2012
7:30 PM in PDT

(via hypebeast)

RALLY TODAY IN SAN FRANCISCO! TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2012
BAY AREA UNITY MEDICAL CANNABIS RALLY Tues, April 3rd - SF City Hall 11 AM - Polk St. EntranceFollowed by Noon March to the U.S. Federal Bldg, 450 Golden Gate
via California NORML
Large turnout expected, especially since Oaksterdam University was raided yesterday by federal authorities: Feds raid “Princeton of Pot” in California | Reuters

RALLY TODAY IN SAN FRANCISCO! TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2012

BAY AREA UNITY MEDICAL CANNABIS RALLY
Tues, April 3rd - SF City Hall 11 AM - Polk St. Entrance
Followed by Noon March to the U.S. Federal Bldg, 450 Golden Gate

via California NORML

Large turnout expected, especially since Oaksterdam University was raided yesterday by federal authorities: Feds raid “Princeton of Pot” in California | Reuters

Standing room only for the global drug policy panel at #ssdp2012 . Building the youth movement! pic.twitter.com/jbqehUi7 (via @zarasnapp)

Standing room only for the global drug policy panel at #ssdp2012 . Building the youth movement! pic.twitter.com/jbqehUi7 (via @zarasnapp)

The 2012 International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference kicked off earlier today in Denver, CO.
Check out this article about the conference on the Denver Westword: Students for Sensible Drug Policy holding international conference in Denver
And take a look at the schedule:
SPEAKERS
Ethan Nadelmann - Executive Director, Drug Policy AllianceKris Krane - Former Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug PolicyAdam Smith - Co-founder, Students for Sensible Drug PolicySteve DeAngelo - Director, Harborside Health CenterRick Doblin - Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies 
PANELS
Surprising Allies: Collaborating With Cops and MomsGlobal Drug Policy: From the Field to the UNCannabusiness: From Activist to EntrepreneurMarijuana Reform: 2012 Statewide Ballot InitiativesTranscending Political Differences: Drug Policy Reform as a Non-Partisan IssueJust Say Know: Reality Based Drug EducationColorado: A Model for Medical Marijuana Regulation
and more
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Saving Lives By Changing Laws: Good Samaritan/Medical Amnesty PoliciesRaising The Bar: Law Students for Sensible Drug PolicyReforming Drug Policy While Not Working In Drug PolicyMore Women In The Movement: Ending Alcohol Prohibition As A Model
and more
WORKSHOPS
Take Over Your Student GovernmentPractical First Aid For PartygoersFinding The Leader Within You"Dos" and "Don’t"s of Effective FundraisingPracticing Non-violent Communication
and more  

The 2012 International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference kicked off earlier today in Denver, CO.

Check out this article about the conference on the Denver Westword: Students for Sensible Drug Policy holding international conference in Denver

And take a look at the schedule:

SPEAKERS

Ethan Nadelmann - Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Kris Krane - Former Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Adam Smith - Co-founder, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Steve DeAngelo - Director, Harborside Health Center
Rick Doblin - Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies 

PANELS

Surprising Allies: Collaborating With Cops and Moms
Global Drug Policy: From the Field to the UN
Cannabusiness: From Activist to Entrepreneur
Marijuana Reform: 2012 Statewide Ballot Initiatives
Transcending Political Differences: Drug Policy Reform as a Non-Partisan Issue
Just Say Know: Reality Based Drug Education
Colorado: A Model for Medical Marijuana Regulation

and more

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Saving Lives By Changing Laws: Good Samaritan/Medical Amnesty Policies
Raising The Bar: Law Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Reforming Drug Policy While Not Working In Drug Policy
More Women In The Movement: Ending Alcohol Prohibition As A Model

and more

WORKSHOPS

Take Over Your Student Government
Practical First Aid For Partygoers
Finding The Leader Within You
"Dos" and "Don’t"s of Effective Fundraising
Practicing Non-violent Communication

and more  

lovemusicmatter:

ATTENTION FELLOW RICHMONDERS!!!!
The organization I’m in SSDP (http://www.facebook.com/groups/35249929164/) will be having a concert/rally to enjoy good music and have public speakers talk about why the war on drugs needs to end. If you happen to be around the area I highly recommend showing up. IT IS A FREE EVENT!!!
All we ask is for you to show up and have a great time. 
Here’s the link for the event: http://www.facebook.com/events/413119672038191/ 

lovemusicmatter:

ATTENTION FELLOW RICHMONDERS!!!!

The organization I’m in SSDP (http://www.facebook.com/groups/35249929164/) will be having a concert/rally to enjoy good music and have public speakers talk about why the war on drugs needs to end. If you happen to be around the area I highly recommend showing up. IT IS A FREE EVENT!!!

All we ask is for you to show up and have a great time. 

Here’s the link for the event: http://www.facebook.com/events/413119672038191/ 

This week, representatives from around the world gathered for the 55th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (and will continue to meet until Friday) to discuss the future of global drug policy.
A Shared Illusion of the Drug Free World | Drug Reporter

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the annual meeting where representatives of UN member states come together to discuss the barriers and challenges of drug policies. 100 years ago the American narco-diplomacy made its first great success by organizing the first international opium conference in The Hague. The 1912 opium convention was the first step to build up an international drug control regime.
100 years later, the 55th CND (12-16 March, 2012, Vienna) highlights shared responsibility as a key message. All governments agree that they have to share responsibilities, both in the supply and the demand side, to implement successful drug policies. 
[…] Yuri Fedotov, the head of [the UN Office on Drugs and Crime] emphasized that the [successes of global prohibition] are limited only to certain areas. He acknowledged for example that opium production is increasing, as well as drug related crime, corruption and political unrest. He called the attention of delegates to the missing balance between supply and demand reduction: most countries still focus on law enforcement measures but these are not enough to the success. We need alternative development, which is not only a fiction, it can contribute to greater security and economic development. He referred to the increasing efforts of his office to turn attention to public health interventions, training health professionals, introducing programs to help children and young people, treatment centers for drug addicts.
The anti-drug minister of Iran said in his speech at the opening session that the aim of drug control is to reduce human suffering related to drugs. However, many experts point out that today drug control policies are often the source of human suffering themselves: millions of people are imprisoned, tortured, executed, illegally detained, forced to labour camps and denied access to effective social and health care every year.
This year marks the first joint statement of UN agencies, including UNODC, to urge Asian governments to close down drug detention camps and release the estimated 400.000 people who are detained there without their informed consent.
full article

This week, representatives from around the world gathered for the 55th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (and will continue to meet until Friday) to discuss the future of global drug policy.

A Shared Illusion of the Drug Free World | Drug Reporter

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the annual meeting where representatives of UN member states come together to discuss the barriers and challenges of drug policies. 100 years ago the American narco-diplomacy made its first great success by organizing the first international opium conference in The Hague. The 1912 opium convention was the first step to build up an international drug control regime.

100 years later, the 55th CND (12-16 March, 2012, Vienna) highlights shared responsibility as a key message. All governments agree that they have to share responsibilities, both in the supply and the demand side, to implement successful drug policies. 

[…] Yuri Fedotov, the head of [the UN Office on Drugs and Crime] emphasized that the [successes of global prohibition] are limited only to certain areas. He acknowledged for example that opium production is increasing, as well as drug related crime, corruption and political unrest. He called the attention of delegates to the missing balance between supply and demand reduction: most countries still focus on law enforcement measures but these are not enough to the success. We need alternative development, which is not only a fiction, it can contribute to greater security and economic development. He referred to the increasing efforts of his office to turn attention to public health interventions, training health professionals, introducing programs to help children and young people, treatment centers for drug addicts.

The anti-drug minister of Iran said in his speech at the opening session that the aim of drug control is to reduce human suffering related to drugs. However, many experts point out that today drug control policies are often the source of human suffering themselves: millions of people are imprisoned, tortured, executed, illegally detained, forced to labour camps and denied access to effective social and health care every year.

This year marks the first joint statement of UN agencies, including UNODC, to urge Asian governments to close down drug detention camps and release the estimated 400.000 people who are detained there without their informed consent.

full article

Follow #cnd2012 on Twitter for live updates from this year’s UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Witness world leaders shaping global drug policy.

Follow #cnd2012 on Twitter for live updates from this year’s UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Witness world leaders shaping global drug policy.

uconnssdp:

Announcing our latest event!
The New Jim Crow - Racism in the Drug War
Featuring a panel of speakers headed by: Clifford Thornton (ACLU), LaReese Harvey (Civic Trust Public Lobbying Company), and Janice Flemming (Voices of Women Color).
If you’ve got any questions, feel free to shoot us an Ask, or come to our meetings on Tuesdays at 8pm in Arjona 311.

uconnssdp:

Announcing our latest event!

The New Jim Crow - Racism in the Drug War

Featuring a panel of speakers headed by: Clifford Thornton (ACLU), LaReese Harvey (Civic Trust Public Lobbying Company), and Janice Flemming (Voices of Women Color).

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to shoot us an Ask, or come to our meetings on Tuesdays at 8pm in Arjona 311.

cdndrugpolicy:

Let’s talk drug policy at the Progress not Prisons CSSDP 2012 Conference!

cdndrugpolicy:

Let’s talk drug policy at the Progress not Prisons CSSDP 2012 Conference!

Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the 13th Annual Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference! Will you be going to Denver? →
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