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The Legacy of Medical Marijuana Advocate Jim Greig (1951-2014)

Steph Sherer | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Steph Sherer

It was like any other conversation we had ever had, except for when timelines entered the conversation, and we knew he would not live to see his strategy play out.

Navigating Medical Marijuana in the Mainstream: Advocates Return to D.C. This Weekend

Steph Sherer | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Legal access to medical cannabis has been supported by the American public for decades, and it is the law in 20 states and D.C., but this issue can be complex, and successfully navigating it requires a clear understanding of where we've been, what we know, and where we want to go.

What if a Woman Wants to Believe in Both Jesus and Science?

Lynn Billman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Lynn Billman

This may seem a strange question to many of you, but it is not strange to a young Christian, "on fire for Christ" as we say, who is also on fire to ...

Angélique Kidjo Celebrates Women and Human Rights With "Eve"

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

In addition to her music, Kidjo has a boundless passion for women's empowerment and human rights. She is an advocate for girls' education and a fighter against genital mutilation, early marriage, and violence against women.

You Can't Be Shallow When Dealing With Troubled Water

Lilac Sigan | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

The sad truth is that if a new year's miracle would occur and Israel would satisfy the A.S.A.'s wishes and completely retreat from the West Bank, it still wouldn't solve the problem.

The Academic Boycott of Israel: A Well-Intentioned Bad Idea

Howard Schweber | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

For the ASA to declare a kind of academic war on Israeli academics and universities is to attack the people who are fighting for freedom of expression on the front lines.

Why the NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports
Steph Sherer

The following is an open letter to the two most powerful people in football to explain why and to provide policy suggestions they should consider when drafting the new NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.

Consensus Among World's Leading Experts: Marijuana Is a Botanical Medicine!

Steph Sherer | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Certainly, restoring its classification will mean much for all of us who depend on medical cannabis for our well-being -- expanded research and medical acceptance, improved quality assurance and better consistency for our medicine.

PHOTOS: American Apparel, ASA On The Outs Again With New Banned Ads

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.12.2013 | Style

American Apparel and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have a rather thorny relationship, one based on pushing boundaries and subsequently get...

Amazon Defends Offensive Ad

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

If Amazon had a swearing jar, it'd probably contain enough cash to make someone rich. The giant online retailer is defending the use of a swear wo...

Another Reminder of Why Changes in Medical Marijuana Policy Can't Wait

Steph Sherer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Earlier this week, while more than 200 citizen lobbyists were meeting face-to-face with their Congressional legislators in Washington, D.C. to change federal policy on medical cannabis, a series of events occurred in Florida, making that state the next political battleground on this issue.

You Have Cancer; Go to Congress -- The Battle for Safe Access to Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Most Americans see the battle of medical cannabis from a distance as a ping-pong game of excuses from the federal government to deny patients access to cannabis for therapeutic use. But for millions of Americans, issues surrounding medical cannabis affect their daily lives.

PHOTOS: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's New Lingerie Ads Cited As 'Degrading To Women'

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2013 | Style

Hey there, England, it's been a while since you got your knickers in a twist over some racy fashion ads. Welcome back! British retailer Marks & Sp...

LOOK: 8 Commercials Banned In 2012 (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

Gone are the days when you could show zombie attacks and brain surgery in commercials without a fuss. People are so sensitive! From nudity to reckl...

Sophie Dahl For YSL Opium: The 8th Most Complained-About Ad In The U.K.

Posted 05.30.2012 | Style

We like to joke that the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Agency is an old-fashioned complaint department, acting as a sympathetic ear to a small handful ...

PHOTOS: American Apparel Ads Banned For... Being American Apparel Ads

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

We love to tease Britain's ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) for being somewhat overzealous, banning ads left and right because one or two grandmo...

PHOTOS: American Apparel Ads Banned For... Being American Apparel Ads

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.25.2012 | Style

We love to tease Britain's ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) for being somewhat overzealous, banning ads left and right because one or two grandmo...

WATCH: The Most Terrifying Lingerie Ad?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.07.2012 | Style

We now bring you this surprising news: Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has reviewed a fashion ad and found it to be... totally acceptable. ...

PHOTOS: Why Was Rachel Weisz's L'Oreal Ad Banned?

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Style

L'Oreal adverts for anti-wrinkle cream featuring actress Rachel Weisz have been banned following a complaint from Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson. T...

You Actually Can't Use Work To Hide From Your Life

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 02.06.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

If you've ever thought of work as a refuge from the things that aren't going so well in your personal life, you may be in denial, new research suggests.

PHOTOS: Why Was This Cosmetic Surgery Ad Banned?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.07.2011 | Style

We love to rant and rave about the excessively vigilant Advertising Standards Authority, the UK's ban-happy media watchdog. But we have to admit: we a...

How Many Sexy Ads Can England Ban?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.30.2011 | Style

England has a population of approximately 50 million. That's a heck of a lot people -- and you'd expect that at any given moment, you can't please eve...


The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Just add it to the list. On the heels of banning Dakota Fanning's sultry ad for Marc Jacobs' "Oh, Lola!" perfume, UK's Advertising Standards Author...

Shelly Palmer: Understanding ISO for Digital Camera

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:Beware if your Twitter friends start tweeting diet advice at you.  Some hacke...

Asa: The Next Generation's Voice Of African Protest

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

What do you get when you take a bit of Bob Marley, a chunk of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, add some India Arie pre-mixed with Miriam Makeba and Angélique Kidjo and finish it off with Yoruba classics?