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[North Carolina] Judge mulling LGBT law has GOP and big-business pedigree

U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder, a former corporate lawyer known for representing the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, scheduled oral arguments for Monday on whether the state can require transgender people to use restrooms in many public buildings th
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 2, 2016 14:38

[District of Columbia] VIDEO: DC Council Bans Pot Smoking Outside of Homes

After six months of debate and several votes, the DC council Tuesday took a final vote and banned marijuana consumption in private clubs or other non-residential places. The vote was 7-6.
added Apr 20, 2016 14:46

[District of Columbia] D.C. Council votes for permanent ban against private marijuana-smoking clubs

Some lawmakers had argued for private pot-smoking clubs, saying they would allow residents of federal public housing to use the drug more freely and other residents to smoke in designated areas far from children. Other lawmakers had argued that the Distr
Washington Times
added Apr 20, 2016 14:39

[Canada] Smoked out: Vancouver Aquatic Centre closes for 4/20

The annual 4/20 rally has been relocated to Sunset Beach from the Vancouver Art Gallery for 2016. The park board has decided to close the nearby aquatic centre out of concern the smoke will drift into the air intakes.
Vancouver (BC) Province
added Apr 18, 2016 22:34

District of Columbia lawmakers extend ban on pot in private clubs

A temporary ban on smoking marijuana in private clubs was unanimously extended by the District of Columbia Council on Tuesday as lawmakers debated limits on pot in the U.S. capital. A final vote on a permanent ban was delayed by at least two weeks as a
added Feb 2, 2016 23:49

[District of Columbia] D.C. Council panel OKs permanent ban on private pot-smoking clubs

The measure aims to clarify a provision in a new city law allowing marijuana usage in private homes. It clarifies that a private club is “a place to which the public is invited,” therefore pot cannot be consumed in such places.
Washington Times
added Jan 28, 2016 02:26

Michigan medical marijuana patients can't smoke in parked cars at public places, court rules

"The lot remains a public place and the fact that a person in a vehicle occupies a place that can be characterized as private in some limited sense does not alter the fact that the person is at the same time located in a public place," the judges wrote i
Michigan Live
added Nov 27, 2015 09:48

AUDIO: 'Very Similar, if Not Identical'

Eubanks, who is now in private practice after successfully carrying out the largest civil (RICO) enforcement case ever filed, explains the currently known parallels between her case against Big Tobacco and the quickly mounting evidence against Big Oil whi
Sputnik (ru)
added Nov 14, 2015 02:17

Benghazi Committee Briefly Keeps Partisanship at Bay

Hillary Clinton's much-awaited appearance... So Gowdy was solicitous of the former secretary of state, letting her take the oath behind closed doors rather than having to raise her right hand in public like a tobacco company executive.
Bloomberg View
added Oct 24, 2015 03:35

No reservations! Small South Dakota Indian tribe pushes ahead with plan to open nation's first-ever marijuana resort

Santee Sioux tribe numbering 400 people plan to grow their own pot and sell it in a smoking lounge with a nightclub, arcade games and bar
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:45
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