Thursday, February 18, 2010

This is Your Brain on Drug Policy! Any Questions?

It's almost here! SSDP's 11th Annual International Conference. Check out what we have in store for you:

Tom Ammiano
California State Representative and Lead Sponsor of Marijuana Legalization Bill (AB390)

Gary Johnson
Former Governor of the State of New Mexico

Ethan Nadelmann
Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

This conference features a diverse schedule of panels and workshop and each is organized around a guiding question...

Saturday: Drug War Education Day
  • What does a model medical marijuana dispensary look like?
  • What is harm reduction?
  • What would a legal marijuana market look like?
  • What is the latest in psychedelic research?
  • Should we legalize all drugs?
  • How does U.S. drug policy affect Latin America?
  • How does drug policy reform intersect with gender equality?
  • Why are students vital to our movement?
Sunday: Training Workshops
  • Persuading decision-makers (lobbying)
  • Changing campus policies
  • Building coalitions
  • Working with the media
  • Running an effective SSDP chapter
  • Working with student government
  • Online organizing
  • Organizing successful events
You'll be able to take tours of a medical marijuana dispensary and Oaksterdam University! There will be a benefit concert on Saturday evening featuring Roots of Creation! Beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz! I'm so excited I can't stop using exclamation points! Believe it or not, there's even more to come.

If you haven't registered yet, do so today. And if you're a student and want to come but can't afford the trip, we've got you covered; apply for a conference scholarship and we will help get you to San Francisco.