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Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Type: Political
Membership Types: EIU Students/Faculty/Other
Web: ssdp.org

Purpose

The first objective of the organization shall be to provide the EIU campus community and the Charleston public with informative and edcuational information about current drug policy reform un the United States. The second objective of the organization shall be; (a) To encourage wide recgnition of the social threat posed by war on drugs and to promote an awareness of the dangrs inherent in extensive reliance on prohibitionist policies and politics; (b) To involve Eastern Illinois University students and the public in developing and supporting programs that promote effective drug policies; (c) To foster debate and exploration within the Charleston community in order to understand role that the current drug policies play in the general social order; (d) To work for a world in which drug policies are not motivated by political gain, by special interest, or by anything other than the ideals set forth in the Bill of Rights and the United States Consitution. (e) to foster debate in favor of viable alternatives to existing drug policies, such as needle exchange programs, methodone treatment for heroin addicts, descriminilazation, and other harm reduction strategies.

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