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Time to Listen to the Experts on Legalizing Drugs

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.29.2014 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Buried in all the recent news about ISIS, horrific weather lashing the United States, the violence of NFL players, and the like, came a hardly noticed news item about the idea of legalizing drugs. Yes, all drugs.

Prosecutors Object to War on Weed

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of all the pro-legalization arguments, this could perhaps be the strongest one. The laws don't work.

Meatless Monday: What They Still Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Last week, I appeared at a Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce panel on behalf of LEAP. We were there as Miami's culinary entrepreneurs, speaking to ot...

Holder to Justice Department: Hands Off Legal Marijuana

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

This announcement is the recognition by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has been the primary obstacle for reform of marijuana laws for 40 years, that the political reality has changed.

Former Cop On New Pot Laws: 'They've Done A Wonderful Job, It's A Great Day'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver

Earlier this week, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six marijuana bills establishing Colorado as the world's first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana m...

The Next Step

Christine Eilvig | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

We can only take one step at the time, physically and in life. We can take big steps, which in many ways feel like giant leaps, but we can still only master one big step at the time.

You'll Be Able To Buy This Amazing Gadget For $80 This May

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

Turns out that 2013 is, indeed, a Leap Year. Leap Motion, the company that makes the hotly anticipated gesture-control device of the same name, ann...

Why We Should Put Children and Families First During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 02.10.2013 | Education
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Instead of sequestration, we must demand that policy makers develop a well-balanced plan, making critical decisions on revenue and spending that put children first!

Matt Ferner

Cops Urge Obama, Holder To Respect States' Legal Pot Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Denver

Two weeks ago, Washington and Colorado passed historically unprecedented measures legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults dealing a ma...

Heart-to-Heart on the Drug War

Laura Carlsen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime
Laura Carlsen

In the nation that first invented the drug war and exported it to their country with deadly results, the Mexican bereaved have left a mark in the hearts of thousands of men and women. Sometimes it takes tragedy to make change.

Lucia Graves

Parody Video Mocks Obama's Kal Penn Ad For Pot Hypocrisy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new ad featuring stoner duo Harold and Kumar drew accusations of hypocrisy on Tuesday from critics who note that the beloved ...

LOOK: Drug War Activists Speak Out Against 'Failed' Policies

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices

In December 2006, Mexico’s newly elected President Felipe Calderón declared war against Mexican drug cartels -- words he cemented by sending over 4...

56 Percent Of Americans Want Legal Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Fifty-six percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, according to a nationwide Rasmussen poll of...

U.N. Misses Opportunity to Address Failed Drug War

James Gierach | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
James Gierach

The world is fraught with too much violence, too much crime, too much addiction, too many overdose cases, too many prisons, too many bullet holes, too many AIDS cases, and too many bills related to prohibition. The war on drugs has proved to be public enemy number one.

Leap Year Baby: How February 29 Shaped My Life

Lindsay McCall | Posted 04.30.2012 | Women
Lindsay McCall

I will forever feel a kinship with other leap year babies, even the ones I haven't met. (I'm talking to you, one-time rap sensation Ja Rule.)

Katherine Bindley

What To Expect When You're Expecting On Leap Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents

For most people, Feb. 29 rolls around once every four years, a nifty quirk of the Gregorian calendar. But for parents who are expecting a baby this w...

Moms & Cops Partner to End Punitive Prohibitionist Drug Policies

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Crime
Gretchen Burns Bergman

We are working to change current drug policies from arrest and mass incarceration to therapeutic and restorative policies that will reduce the damage to our communities while improving public safety.

Silence Says a Lot: An Open Letter to Google About Marijuana Legalization

Stephen Downing | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Stephen Downing

In more than twenty years with the Los Angeles Police Department, where I retired as deputy chief of police, I saw a lot of puzzling behavior at close range. This week I saw some odd behavior from Google, YouTube and President Obama.

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.

Radley Balko

First Ignored, Then Raided: The Cost Of The Drug War

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- As Jessica Shaver and I chat at a coffee shop in Chicago's north-side Andersonville neighborhood, a police car pulls into the parking lot a...

Lucia Graves

White House Rejects Petition To Legalize Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has rejected several marijuana legalization petitions, one of which called on the federal government to stop interfering...

An Open Letter to California Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs

Stephen Downing | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Stephen Downing

The federal government has put up another $72 million in "war-on-drugs-grants" to redirect your police resources once again from true public safety duties in order to extend their failed war on drugs, this time with a savage assault on California's medical marijuana law.

Friday Talking Points -- Long Live Steve Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Note: Today's column is seriously disjointed. If you're already sick of hearing what a wonderful guy Steve Jobs was, then I strongly advise you to j...

Former Cop, Judge Collecting Signatures To LEGALIZE Pot

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Denver

A former Denver Police officer and former Lafayette judge will be collecting signatures to support the new full recreational use of marijuana legaliza...

Understanding Obama's "War on Drugs"

Neill Franklin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Neill Franklin

If the Obama administration really wants to go down in history as the first to take drug policy in a significantly new direction, they're going to have to change their thinking, their polices and their budgets, not just their rhetoric.