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Rand Paul Made Odd Case For Drug Ban

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), as part of an ongoing effort to block a federal ban of synthetic drugs, once cited the threat of "radical Islam" as a reason f...

Youth Drug Use: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
R. Gil Kerlikowske

Last week, I joined officials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Department of Health and Human Services to announce the results of the largest annual survey on youth drug use in America.

Greg Mortenson Blames Co-Author For Inaccuracies In 'Three Cups Of Tea' | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

In an exclusive series of interviews with editorial director Alex Heard, Mortenson admitted to making mistakes both as a writer and nonprofit manager,...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson's Stories Called Into Question By '60 Minutes'

Posted 06.17.2011 | Impact

After telling his life story, Greg Mortenson sold millions of books and raised tens of millions of dollars for his charity. After "60 Minutes" aire...

DEA Bans Chemicals Used In Synthetic Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Fake weed could be going up in smoke. The Drug Enforcement Administration has placed five chemicals used to manufacture synthetic marijuana product...

8 Awful Drug Trends

Posted 02.13.2011 | College

Lately, it seems like some college students will try anything to get a thrill -- from fake weed to toiletries to alcoholic whipped cream. We decided ...

Ryan Grim

K2 Crackdown: DEA Using Emergency Powers To Ban Fake Pot | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday that it would use its emergency powers to ban synthetic marijuana for one year, ...

Attempts to Ban Fake Marijuana Are Further Proof of Prohibition's Failure

Mike Meno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Meno

Our country's insane prohibition on marijuana -- a safe, non-toxic, and well-studied drug -- is now leading consumers to experiment with lesser-known, and potentially much more dangerous, alternatives.

Book Review Roundup: Milan Kundera, Tana French, Adventures On K2

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Encounter" by Milan Kundera Milan Kundera asks this question in writing about the painter Francis Bacon, one of many cultural figures he addresses i...

State Moves To Ban K2, 'Legal Pot' Sold At Local Head Shops

RedEye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At Secrets, a Lakeview head shop, it's displayed behind glass and sold in a silver packet. A few doors down at Amigos and Us, it's among the Grateful...

Spice: Or How To Get Legally High In America

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Andrew Gallo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced by HuffPost's College Reporting Team Will -- who asked that his last name be redacted for his own safety -- is a sophomore at Arizona State ...

The Abandonment of Gerard McDonnell

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

It is readily clear that the media owes the family, friends, and loved-ones of Gerard MacDonnell an apology for so misrepresenting his memory. As someone who's written about K2 a lot, I include myself as being partly to blame.

Bailing Out Dan Quayle

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Jenkins

The battle over the bailout of some segments of the US auto industry has become increasingly defined in terms of class, but this hides the fact that the same type of players will benefit from both bailouts.

Heroes in Fine Print

Freddie Wilkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Freddie Wilkinson

Some extraordinary acts of bravery and selflessness did occur on K2 -- you just might have to read the fine print to hear about it.