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Read the feature story on the SAFER Campuses Initiative,
"Waiting to Inhale," which recently appeared in:


The Chronicle of Higher Education


Every objective study on marijuana has concluded that it is FAR safer than alcohol. Yet most of the nation’s colleges and universities punish students far more for using marijuana than for using alcohol.

In doing so, they are sending a dangerous message that fosters and perpetuates a “culture of alcohol” on campuses nationwide, and drives students to drink rather than make the rational, safer choice to use marijuana instead.

It’s time colleges and universities stop encouraging college students to “drink responsibly” and start encouraging them to “party responsibly.”

SAFER Campuses Day of Action

For Students - For Educators - For Parents


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Students on 80+ campuses participate in Nationwide Day of Action

The Emerald Initiative: SAFER's response to the Amethyst Initiative

Students adopting SAFER Referendums on campuses nationwide


Latest News

The Harvard Crimson: A Toke for Good Health?
April 14, 2010

Daily Aztec (SDSU): Group claims marijuana is 'safer'
April 13, 2010

The Vermont Cynic (UVM): Students argue alcohol worse than marijuana
April 12, 2010

The Maneater (Mizzou): NORML proposes Emerald Initiative to administration
April 9, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle: The Pay-Any-Price Principle
April 9, 2010

KNTV NBC 11 (CA): College Kids: Let Us Smoke Pot
April 8, 2010

Huffington Post: College Students Nationwide: Allow Marijuana as a Safer Alternative to Alcohol
April 8, 2010

Columbia Missourian: MU students rally for legalized marijuana
April 8, 2010

Columbia Missourian: MU students ask for change in marijuana use policy
April 8, 2010

AkronNewsNow: KSU Students Rally For Marijuana
April 8, 2010

KBIA 91.3 FM: MU Student Group Rallies for Equalizing School Marijuana and Alcohol Policies
April 8, 2010

The New Hampshire (UNH): Don't drink, smoke instead
April 8, 2010

The Met (MSCD): Colorado's Marijuana Culture: Cannabis Conundrum
April 7, 2010

Central Florida Future (UCF): Penalty for pot, alcohol may become equal
April 7, 2010

Central Florida Future (UCF): Punishment should fit crime
April 7, 2010

Akron Beacon Journal: KSU rally will seek lenient marijuana policies
April 7, 2010

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