By Guest Blogger Daniel Pryor, Students For Liberty (SFL)
Students For Liberty — the largest network of libertarian students in the world — is proud to be attending the National Cannabis Festival this April as an advocacy partner. We can’t wait to see you there!
Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. This financial year, we’ve already trained over 2,300 activists in more than 100 countries around the world and have tens of thousands of event attendees.
In the USA and around the world, our students are fighting every day to advance our vision of a freer future. Ending cannabis prohibition is a key part of this mission. Libertarians believe that adults can be trusted to make their own decisions about consuming marijuana. We recognize the War on Drugs for what it really is: a colossal failure of government intervention that disproportionately harms marginalized groups.
Our student activists support freedom, not prohibition. They advocate for harm reduction, not the violence created by criminalization. They believe in evidence-based policy, not counterproductive, costly approaches that feed police militarization and the prison-industrial complex.
Many are involved with both SFL and Students for Sensible Drug Policy, including Utang Enyenihi and Megan Cook, who successfully pushed Salem College in North Carolina to adopt a medical amnesty policy for drugs and alcohol in 2015.
We’ve held nationwide screenings of the critically acclaimed Deep Web documentary, which explores the infamous online black market Silk Road and issues of drug prohibition and privacy rights. We’ve spearheaded global campaigns to fight drug prohibition in solidarity with other advocacy groups. We’ve even had neo-nazis storm our End the Drug War events!
If you’re a student who wants to join us in our fight for a freer future, you can learn more about our Campus Coordinator Program here.
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Daniel Pryor is Media Relations Associate at Students For Liberty.