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[Canada] Grand River Enterprises boss named in large U.S. marijuana grow op raid

Jerry Montour's lawyer says 'unlawful' raids were on medical marijuana sites on sovereign aboriginal land
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 20, 2015 11:44

[Africa] Zimbabwe 2015 tobacco sales down 8.5 percent after drought

Zimbabwe's tobacco sales have dropped 8.5 percent to 188.5 million kilogrammes this year after drought in southern Africa affected production of the country's top export earner, an official said on Thursday. Andrew Matibiri, chief executive of the Tobacc
added Jul 17, 2015 12:44

Tobacco Use in Zimbabwe in Spotlight as Companies Target Africa

Along with many anti-smoking groups, the government has often rolled out anti-smoking campaigns to convince hundreds of thousands of tobacco smokers to quit the practice. The health ministry is expected to continue such programs, particularly targeting t
Voice of America (
added Jul 14, 2015 10:27

[Asia, India] Tobacco Crop Size Fixed at 120m kg

The Tobacco Board, at its board meeting in Hyderabad on Friday, decided to fix crop size for 2015-16 at 120 million kg for AP basing on the indents received from the Indian Tobacco Association as against 172 million kg fixed for 2014-15.
New Indian Express (in)
added Jul 11, 2015 10:41

[Canada, California] Monster Pot Raid on Tribal Territory in Modoc County; Feds Allege Connection With Canadian Tobacco Giant

A federal search warrant executed on a tribal grow op in Modoc County this morning alleges that a tiny northern California tribe today has partnered up with an executive of a huge Canadian tobacco concern to produce marijuana on a massive scale.
Lost Coast Outpost (Ferndale, CA)
added Jul 20, 2015 11:43

[Canada, California] Feds seize 12,000 marijuana plants from Indian land in Modoc County ($$)

Law enforcement officers from at least four agencies on Wednesday swooped onto American Indian land occupied by two tribes in Modoc County and seized at least 12,000 marijuana plants and more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana. In a release announci
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 20, 2015 11:40

[Florida] For tobacco growers, farming is a family affair

Bass, 34, is a fourth-generation farmer and the fourth generation to grow tobacco. He is also among the last tobacco growers in Florida and one of the reasons Alachua County has emerged as the top tobacco-growing county in the state. In 1997, Florida had
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 5, 2015 20:26

Kentucky Funds Hemp Company With Tobacco Money

Kentucky is giving $500,000 in grants and loans to a hemp seed processor, and they’re paying for it with money from tobacco companies...Atalo Holdings, has contracts with 30 farmers who are growing 545 acres of cannabis in accordance with Kentucky’s legal
added Jul 2, 2015 20:35

Investment incentives and the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: evidence from Zambia

Much of the struggle Zambia has experienced in implementing the FCTC can be attributed to misalignments between the economic and health sectors. Zambia's development agenda seeks to bolster agricultural processing and manufacturing. Tobacco control propon
Tobacco Control
added Jul 2, 2015 08:10

Why is the US Chamber of Commerce lobbying abroad for smoking?

“They represent the interests of the tobacco industry,” said Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, the head of the Secretariat that oversees the WHO treaty...“They are putting their feet everywhere where there are stronger regulations coming up.”
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 30, 2015 17:46
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