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[Canada] Decolonizing cannabis: can legalization set Indigenous communities free?

“This is going to be bigger than tobacco,” says Jamie Kunkel, who owns Smoke Signals, a medical cannabis dispensary on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory east of Belleville more
NOW Magazine (ca)
added Apr 20, 2018 14:39
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[Canada] Big Tobacco invests in Canadian marijuana, leaving B.C.'s craft-cannabis producers uneasy

A midsize U.S. company has bought majority stakes in two Canadian businesses to prepare for the medicinal-marijuana trade, marking the entry of the tobacco industry into legal pot here... Alliance One International, a tobacco company headquartered in Nor
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Mar 1, 2018 06:46
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[Canada] Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. Signs an Additional Manufacturing and Volatile Extraction Licensee

The Company's technology produces infused strips (similar to breath strips) that are not only a safer, healthier option to smoking, but also a new way to accurately meter the dosage and assure the purity of the product. In addition, with the entering int
PR Newswire
added Dec 21, 2017 06:20
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[Canada] Edmonton festivals weigh in on if and where people will be able to inhale marijuana on their grounds when legalization rolls out

how Edmontonians will be able to smoke marijuana at festivals is still up in the air. The province’s proposed framework, in short, treats the inhalation of cannabis in public much like tobacco products, with the added caveat that it can’t be done near sc
Edmonton (Alb) Examiner (ca)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:19
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NYHAN: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

Mr. Kahan’s study suggests that more people know what scientists think about high-profile scientific controversies than polls suggest; they just aren’t willing to endorse the consensus when it contradicts their political or religious views. This finding h
Washington Post
added Jul 23, 2014 20:36
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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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[Arkansas] Tobacco lawsuits from the past may signal future in fight against opioids

“We oversee, monitor and evaluate programs that are funded through the tobacco settlement dollars,” said Matt Gilmore, the director of the tiny Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission. For 18 years, it's been this 9-person panel that has funneled million
KTHV-DT CBS (Little Rock, AR)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:27
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[California] GLANTZ: Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

With enormous potential to influence policy, the state should take an assertive approach to cannabis labeling, packaging and product formulation, according to a new UC San Francisco study. The analysis found that requiring plain packaging and large warni
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 14, 2018 20:16
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The future of cannabis is vaping — here's how it works

cannabis is being made more convenient and accessible through modern technology. Rather than buying cannabis, rolling a joint, and burning plant matter, more and more people are turning to vaping — a far easier, more modern way to consume cannabis. You si
Business Insider
added Jul 27, 2017 19:55
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Trump Nominates Indiana Health Commissioner as Surgeon General

nominated Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the health commissioner for Indiana and a strong advocate of needle exchanges to avoid the spread of disease, to be the surgeon general of the United States.
New York Times
added Jun 30, 2017 15:12
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