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[District of Columbia] After Two-Year Fight, White House Withdraws Halligan for D.C. Circuit

"I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of Senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination," Obama said in a statement. "This unjustified filibuster obstructed the majority of Senators from
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Mar 23, 2013 09:09
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Joe Camel, Marlboro Man Return to Advertising in Echo of Tobacco Wars

Soda Marketers and Anti-Chemical Industry Groups Turn to Familiar Playbook
Advertising Age
added Jul 1, 2012 07:56
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[Canada] Backgrounder: Protecting People in Ontario from the Health Impacts of Cannabis

In response to the federal government's plan to legalize cannabis in July 2018, Ontario's proposed approach to legalization is informed by the province's experience in managing tobacco and alcohol, as well as lessons from other jurisdictions that have re
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Nov 2, 2017 03:36
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[Canada] Victoria vapour lounge fined under new cannabis business regulations

Fines under the new cannabis business regulations include: $500 for on-site consumption $500 for allowing minors inside
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Oct 9, 2016 15:26
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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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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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Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the conti
AP - Associated Press
added May 19, 2017 13:29
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[Canada] Ottawa Public Health looking at marijuana rollout

You likely won’t be able to smoke legal marijuana anywhere you can’t smoke cigarettes today when pot becomes legal next year. But that’s just one of the challenges Ottawa Public Health is working out.
Metro (ca)
added May 2, 2017 16:46
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AAP: Parents, Don't Smoke Pot in Front of the Kids

The developing adolescent brain can be harmed by cannabis consumption, especially by regular use Even vaporizing cannabis -- as opposed to smoking it -- can introduce toxic chemicals into young bodies Parents should not consume cannabis in front of their
MedPage Today
added Feb 27, 2017 17:17
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