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Q&A: Marijuana and the Body

Q. Leaving aside questions of addiction and brain effects, what is known about the effects of marijuana on things like the lungs and digestive tract? A. The limited formal studies that have been done on marijuana and cancer have yielded complex and often
New York Times
added Apr 20, 2015 14:09

[New York] No Privilege for Defunct Companies, Judge Concludes

The attorney-client privilege does not apply to documents belonging to companies that are now defunct, according to a federal magistrate judge in a civil enforcement action over a stock pump-and-dump scheme.
New York Law Journal
added Apr 17, 2015 13:11

[Canada] FAMILY LIFE: Second-hand marijuana smoke may affect child's brain

Q: Whenever I visit my granddaughter's house I can smell pot smoke. ...A: Currently marijuana is not legalized in Canada. Much debate continues as to the legalization of this substance. I will forgo that discussion here. (ca)
added Apr 13, 2015 11:26

Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels as much as tobacco smoke

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
American Heart Association (AHA)
added Apr 13, 2015 10:37

GLANTZ: Marijuana Use and Heart Disease: Potential Effects of Public Exposure to Smoke

My colleague in the Division of Cardiology Matt Springer and I just released this policy briefing on secondhand marijuana smoke exposure. These findings highlight the importance of including marijuana in smokefree laws as marijuana legalization continu
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 13, 2015 10:36

The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It

Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for traditional marriage has tur
New York Times
added Apr 12, 2015 13:12

HAYNES-MASLOW: A Lunchroom Lesson: Repackaging Tobacco for a Food Fight, Part 2

This week, I focus on public health’s arguments to counter tobacco and how we might extend this to the debate on the National School Lunch Program... The public health community argued that non-smokers should have the right to be free from the harmful eff
Union of Concerned Scientists
added Apr 1, 2015 11:43

Missouri Candidate Picks Up Where She Left Off After Rival’s Suicide

A week before Mr. Schweich, 54, took his own life, a dormant political action committee named Citizens for Fairness, which had been used the previous year in an unsuccessful effort to fight a smoking ban in St. Joseph, Mo., re-emerged with a radio commer
New York Times
added Mar 30, 2015 08:53

Hemp Hookahzz Releases 40 mg and 24 mg CBD E-Liquid, a Healthier Vaping Choice and Compelling Alternative to Medical Marijuana

Made in the USA with natural ingredients, Hemp Hookahzz' new e-liquids offers a generous dose of Cannabidiol, the therapeutic ingredient in hemp, without the psychoactive effects of marijuana
PR Newswire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:22

[New Jersey] Chris Christie Calls Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana 'Blood Money'

described taxes on legal marijuana as "blood money" and said that states that legalize the drug "put the lives of children and citizens at risk" for financial gain, the Asbury Park Press reported Thursday.
TalkingPointsMemo (TPM) blog
added Mar 27, 2015 11:57
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