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[California] Medical marijuana exempt from “no smoking” law?

“Secondhand marijuana smoke contains many of the same toxins and carcinogens found in directly inhaled marijuana smoke,” Alvarado says. A new study by researchers from the University of California–San Francisco suggests that exposure to secondhand marij
San Diego (CA) Reader
added May 23, 2016 19:15

[California] Sonoma may stub out outdoor smoking

It’s an ashtray. If customers dining on the front patio of the Swiss Hotel want to smoke a cigarette or a cigar, there is nothing to stop them from lighting up. Unlike many other cities, Sonoma is a bit of an outlier, with no rules restricting outdoor
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added May 23, 2016 15:37
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[California] DREXLER: Close to Home: Statewide smoking law has local roots

the biggest public health impact is the historic law that will increase the legal age to buy tobacco to age 21. ... Sonoma County has a lot to be proud of as the place where this legislation was born. Fifteen years ago, with the support of the Sonoma Cou
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added May 22, 2016 19:44

[California] O.C. man says he lost eye from e-cigarette explosion, files lawsuit

The cigarette had exploded, ricocheting off Cavins’ left eye and landing on a bookshelf, where it started a fire, he said. Cavins’ wife, Pat, helped him put out the fire and rushed him to the hospital. Doctors said the device hit his face with such forc
Orange County (CA) Register
added May 20, 2016 18:32

[California] News poet inspired by CalPERS’ tobacco reinvestment debate

The State Worker’s email netted a surprise this week after CalPERS decided to speed up a reporting deadline that some anti-smoking advocates fear will eventually put pension dollars back into tobacco companies. The note came from Tim Torkildson, whose I
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 19, 2016 23:26

[California] Editorial: Cigarette tax hike is too much

Today, it’s cigarettes. Tomorrow it will be soda drinks, and alcohol cannot be far behind. Don’t be fooled by these measures. They are what they look — tax hikes.
Porterville (CA) Recorder
added May 19, 2016 23:08

Can California landlords evict their tenants for smoking legal weed?

A new bill could codify landlords’ existing rights to prohibit smoking marijuana in their properties — regardless of whether the smoker is legally registered to use the drug
The Cannabist
added May 18, 2016 20:05

[California] Marin strengthens smoking ban on county property

Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the law “to clarify the prohibition” adopted in 2007 that bans smoking inside all enclosed facilities owned or operated by the county, as well as in outdoor areas within 20 feet of any doors or operable w
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
added May 18, 2016 20:02

[California] Calif. Tobacco Distributor Gets 5 Years For Tax Fraud ($$)

A California tobacco distributor on Tuesday was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $16 million in restitution, according to prosecutors, following his conviction for hiding more than $35 million in purchases from the state to avoid exci
added May 18, 2016 16:41

[California] Beverage Industry Loses Bid To Halt San Fran Soda Warning ($$)

A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to block a San Francisco ordinance ... have a chilling effect on speech, pointing out that the tobacco industry successfully incorporated...
added May 18, 2016 16:38
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