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AUSTEN: Pot Advertising, Leonard Cohen and Chimps: The Canada Letter

How will promotion of Canada’s latest legal vice be regulated? The federal government has two models. One is the system for cigarettes, which effectively bans most conventional advertising and marketing, requires stores to keep cigars and cigarettes out
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2017 22:18
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New surgeon general sworn in by Vice President Pence

Jerome Adams was sworn in as the nation’s 20th surgeon general Tuesday, saying his motto will be “Better health through better partnerships.” That’s something Indiana’s former health commissioner said he learned from Vice President Pence, the man who adm
USA Today
added Sep 6, 2017 15:09
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Lawyer who targeted tobacco companies encourages state suits against drug makers for opioid crisis

Among the lawyers is Michael Moore, who filed the first state lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994 when he was attorney general of Mississippi. Soon after he left office in 2004, Moore got involved in lawsuits filed against OxyContin maker Purdue Ph
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Jul 26, 2017 03:10
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Lexaria Welcomes Canada's Proposed Cannabis Legislation

The Cannabis Act prohibits second hand smoke and second hand vapours from inhaled cannabis use, consistent with existing federal legislation that prohibits second hand cigarette smoke. It is also in everyone's best interest to support the consumer shift a
MarketWired
added Apr 18, 2017 13:36
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Exxon Lawsuit Signals the Start of a Big Tobacco-Style Showdown for Oil and Gas

The main reason why legislators and environmentalists have encouraged the DOJ to use the RICO Act against Exxon is because the powerful law was previously invoked to bring down the tobacco industry in the 1990s. In the United States v. Philip Morris, th
Vice.com
added Apr 19, 2016 16:22
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PODCAST: Fight Against Sugar in Food Guided by War on Tobacco

In response, the industry worked with a big PR firm and wrote “A Frank Statement to Cigarette Smokers.” ... As it turns out, the fight over tobacco is very similar to a new public health battle emerging--this time, in the sugar industry. The strategies i
Sanford School of Public Policy (Duke University)
added Apr 3, 2016 16:15
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[Colorado] Litigation In The Marijuana Industry Lights Up ($$)

class action hit the marijuana industry with the filing of various tort, strict liability and contract claims against LivWell Inc. in Colorado...dangers of Eagle 20 are known and documented. The product is not approved for use in tobacco products...
Law360
added Feb 9, 2016 22:11
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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
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[Florida] FISHER: Is VW The Next Big Tobacco For Plaintiff Lawyers?

Scott Schlesinger, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who has won a quarter of a billion dollars in jury verdicts against tobacco companies, and now has filed the first of what he expects to be many lawsuits against VW. What VW did, Schlesinger said, “is pretty m
Forbes
added Sep 30, 2015 15:23
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] Australia walks away from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal talks

The world’s biggest regional trade deal – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – is still within reach despite Australia walking away empty-handed from the latest talks, the federal government says. The trade minister, Andrew Robb, confirmed that a conclusio
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 1, 2015 09:25
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