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KLARE: Like Big Tobacco, Big Energy Targets the Developing World for Future Profits

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions... giant tobacco companies came up with a particularly effective strategy for sustaining their profit levels: sell more cigarettes in
The Nation
added May 28, 2014 01:54
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High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined

In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death. Here in the United States, our
Bill Moyers.com
added Apr 19, 2014 13:06
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[Washington] NCAA Faces Legal Push Led by Litigator With Tobacco Stash

National Collegiate Athletic Association is expected as early as April to reach an agreement ... Driving the deal is 59-year-old Seattle lawyer Steve Berman, a onetime college soccer goalie who has brought successful group actions against Big Tobacco, En
Bloomberg News
added Mar 7, 2014 13:14
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President Obama Re-nominates Thirty-Three to Federal Judgeships

“Today, I am re-nominating thirty-three highly qualified candidates for the federal bench, including many who could have and should have been confirmed before the Senate adjourned,” said President Obama. “Several have been awaiting a vote for more than
The White House
added Jan 4, 2013 03:37
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Frackers Fund University Research That Proves Their Case

producers are taking a page from the tobacco industry playbook: funding research at established universities that arrives at conclusions that counter concerns raised by critics.
Bloomberg News
added Jul 25, 2012 09:46
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Fracking Industry Follows Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Playbook

Bloomberg News story today revealed that several recent academic studies on fracking were ultimately funded by the gas drilling industry itself. These studies had the imprimaturs of respected public universities including Penn State, University of Texas a
EcoWatch
added Jul 25, 2012 09:42
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Alliance One Is Still Risky, But New Business Lines Bring Upside Potential

AOI is a high risk/high reward play on the burgeoning e-cig, hemp, and cannabis markets. The company’s performance is largely determined by external factors such as weather and currency swings, and high debt ratios are a big concern. Management’s “One To
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Apr 13, 2018 17:48
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Canada's Alberta sets out rules for recreational pot shops

recreational marijuana will be sold in licensed private retail stores to be overseen by a government regulator...Marijuana cannot be consumed or openly displayed in retail stores, and the drug will not be available in loose form, the government said.
Reuters
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Canada] Ontario proposal to allow cannabis consumption in hotel rooms could jump-start pot tourism

The provincial regulations unveiled last month propose that cannabis could be consumed by residents and their guests at rooms in hotels, motels and inns, as long as the drug is not smoked or vaped. Smoking and vaping marijuana would be allowed in designat
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Feb 5, 2018 16:42
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Legal Cannabis Sales Projected to Rise Across North America

22nd Century Group Inc. (NYSE: XXII) is a plant biotechnology company focused on genetic engineering and plant breeding which allows the increase or decrease of the level of nicotine in tobacco plants and the level of cannabinoids in hemp/cannabis plants
PR Newswire
added Dec 27, 2017 16:39
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