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Facebook shuts down medical marijuana pages in New Jersey

Facebook’s advertising policy bans promotion of selling drugs — as well as tobacco and guns — and the medical marijuana pages weren’t spared even though they have been legally allowed to operate in New Jersey since 2011.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 4, 2016 18:21

[Florida] Insurer To Settle $2M Policy Row Over Cig Suit Malpractice ($$)

Allied World Insurance Co. has reached a settlement deal in a Florida federal court dispute over coverage for malpractice claims against policyholder The Wilner Firm PA, which allegedly botched at least three product liability suits against tobacco compa
added Feb 4, 2016 17:40

Recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $1 billion in 2015

To put this in context, similar so-called vice markets like alcohol and tobacco are both federally legal and have become large national markets. ...Tobacco was estimated to be a $43 billion market in a September 2015 report by IBISWorld. Brand-name pharm
CBS MarketWatch
added Feb 4, 2016 17:12

[UK] Alcohol licence revoked over illegal tobacco sales at shop

A Nottinghamshire shop has had its alcohol licence revoked after trading standards officers discovered it was selling illegal tobacco. Biedronka, a grocery shop in Outram Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, became the first in the county to be dealt the punishm
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:36

[New York] Danny Meyer Thinks Tipping Is Socialist

we will lose one of the greatest commercial advantages we have. That’s what happened with smoking at the Union Square Cafe. We banned it in 1990 and after the citywide ban, we weren’t the one island you could go to to escape smoke.
New York Times
added Feb 3, 2016 20:52

[Asia-pacific, Australia] Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of Trans-Pacific trade deal

unions and public health groups, are calling for an urgent independent review..."In a way, the tobacco exception proves that, because to really exclude something, you'd need to do what they did with tobacco [explicitly state tobacco control laws cannot be
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 3, 2016 20:43

Cerecor Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial With CERC-501 for Smoking Cessation

“CERC-501 is selective kappa opioid receptor antagonist that holds the promise to treat a broad range of mood and substance use disorders,” said Uli Hacksell, Ph.D., Cerecor’s CEO, President and Chairman. “For the millions of people who express a desire
Business Wire
added Feb 2, 2016 18:58

Vuber Technologies Partners with Refine Seattle to Produce Top-of-the-Line Pre-Filled Vaporizers

Refine Seattle is a division of X-Tracted Laboratories, a premier marijuana concentrate producer specializing in light hydrocarbon extraction technology to produce immaculate, clean extracts. Vuber Technologies is the developer of a premium line of vapo
PR Newswire
added Feb 2, 2016 18:56

[Korea - North] North Korean site lists cigarette addiction cure

The cigarette addiction cure is a product of the Korea Tobacco Cessation Research Institute, a company not previously mentioned in North Korea media. According to the advert the pills cause “the smoker to grow indifferent to tobacco,” and come with othe
NK News
added Feb 2, 2016 18:54

California doctors’ lobbying group formally backs marijuana legalization

California Medical Association, the influential lobbying group representing more than 40,000 members statewide, has officially thrown its support behind a proposed November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 2, 2016 18:01
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