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[Canada] Calgary researchers investigate effect of second-hand pot smoke

Scientists at the University of Calgary have found that you can feel the effects of marijuana just by being in the same room as a pot smoker even without taking a puff for yourself. Researchers at U of C’s Cumming School of Medicine conducted a four mont
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:44

[Canada] Saskatchewan should make 21 the legal age to buy pot: Canadian Cancer Society

“We know that second-hand marijuana smoke has many of the same toxic chemicals that cigarette, tobacco, smoke has and so we’re very concerned about vulnerable groups like youth and children,” she said Tuesday. The organizations also say the government s
Canadian Press
added Nov 22, 2017 12:40

[Canada] Pot legalization may roll back progress on tobacco, expert fears

“Marijuana is a gateway to tobacco use,” says Jonathan Caulkins of Pittsburgh, Pa.’s Carnegie Mellon University. “There’s a very strong association that people who smoke tobacco are more likely to use marijuana and vice versa. People who are dependent o
GlobalTV (ca)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:09

[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

House Dems Say Obama's Trade Deal Threatens Public Health

A massive international trade deal currently being negotiated would raise drug prices in the U.S. and abroad, said two House Democrats during a conference call with reporters. The legislators emphasized that American negotiators, not foreign stakeholders,
MedPage Today
added Jul 21, 2015 13:00

DAYEN: Why Eric Holder’s new job is an insult to the American public

practically no law firm has done more to protect Wall Street executives from the consequences of their criminal activities than Covington & Burling. Their roster of clients includes every mega-bank in America: JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Bank
Salon Magazine
added Jul 11, 2015 12:53


has just begun to release comprehensive lists of every dataset it knows it possesses, revealing data holdings pertaining to how government agencies operate and conduct oversight that have likely never been publicly identified before
Sunlight Foundation
added Mar 3, 2015 13:36

[Pennsylvania] Lawyer Sanctioned $1M Over Smoking Reference

Defense attorney Nancy Raynor has been sanctioned for close to $1 million for allowing a defense expert to make a prohibited reference to smoking in a lung cancer-related medical malpractice case that resulted in a mistrial... no doctors informed her of t
The Legal Intelligencer
added Nov 6, 2014 15:44

[Africa] Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

has ordered the nation’s remaining white farmers to be booted off their farms in order that the land be given to black Zimbabweans. In the harshest official policy on race and land reform in a country that has been close to bankruptcy, the 90-year old au
Christian Science Monitor
added Jul 6, 2014 22:13

Indonesia to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties ($$)

Indonesia is planning to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties that allow disgruntled foreign investors to bypass local courts and seek compensation in international tribunals, amid a growing global backlash against such provisions.
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 13:53
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