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[Canada] Victoria fines first pot shop under new licensing regime

A pot shop has been given the first fine under the City of Victoria’s new rules aimed at marijuana retailers, and it plans to fight the penalty. Green Ceiling was fined $500 on Friday for allowing cannabis consumption on site, which is contrary to the bu
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Oct 9, 2016 15:27
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[New York] Court Forbids F.D.A. From Blocking Truthful Promotion of Drug

A federal judge said on Friday that the Food and Drug Administration could not prohibit the truthful promotion of a drug for unapproved uses because doing so would violate the protection of free speech. The decision, by a district judge in Manhattan, co
New York Times
added Aug 16, 2015 12:12
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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

“Everybody should be questioning,” says McNutt. “That’s a hallmark of a scientist. But then they should use the scientific method, or trust people using the scientific method, to decide which way they fall on those questions.” We need to get a lot better
National Geographic
added Feb 18, 2015 22:08
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[Canada] Respected medical journal turns to dark side

A respected Canadian medical journal that was sold to offshore owners last year is now printing scientific junk for hire, but still trading on its original good name. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology was published in Oakville, Ont., for 17
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Aug 25, 2014 18:16
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VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Show: Big Tobacco models disinformation, distraction strategy

Morton Downey Jr. … always carried a lit cigarette … and became spokesman for something called the 'National Smokers' Alliance' . . . but then he got sick … the NSA ... was dreamed up by the PR firm Burson Marsteller.
NBC
added Mar 7, 2013 23:31
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The War Against Too Much of Everything

Adbuster’s spoofs highlight many social issues, including the risks of tobacco and alcohol. Above, a takeoff on the Joe Camel ads for Camel cigarettes.
New York Times
added Dec 23, 2012 06:10
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WILSON: Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors revived by Pruitt’s science transparency policy

Big Tobacco realized the best chance of avoiding regulation lay not in attempting to combat each study as it came out, but rather in changing the standards to which those studies were held. To do this, they sought to use transparency and reproducibility
The Hill
added Jun 4, 2018 22:02
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[Canada] BONOKOSKI: First Nations’ chief taxman wants control of the pot tax

there are more than 20 pot dispensaries and at least 30 smoke shacks selling cheap cigarettes. The population of Tyendinaga is 2,124. Do the math. At the Six Nations Mohawk Territory, however, the largest First Nations reserve in Canada with a populati
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:45
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[Canada] Ottawa Public Health's proposal to ban balcony pot smoking ignites debate

Should condo owners and tenants be allowed to smoke pot in their homes and on their balconies? Ottawa Public Health’s newly released position paper has ignited debate on those questions, and set the scene for a confrontation between pot smokers who wan
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:50
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[Canada, California] GRIMES: Pot is A Dangerous ‘Recreation’

who supported the legalization of marijuana, a mind-altering substance known to be addictive? The same lawmakers who have declared tobacco and cigarettes deadly and supported a tax increase on cigarettes to stop smoking on that same November 2016 ballot.
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Jan 3, 2018 14:09
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