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[California] Former UCLA researcher James Enstrom reaches settlement with UC

A former UCLA researcher who filed an unlawful dismissal lawsuit in 2012 will be paid $140,000 and have his termination rescinded as part of a settlement reached with the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday.
Daily Bruin (UCLA)
added Mar 6, 2015 13:17
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Justices Bar Michigan From Suing Tribe Over Casino

Michigan may not sue an Indian tribe to shut down a casino opened far from the tribe’s reservation...The ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in dissent, “renders the tribes largely litigation-proof” for activities as varied as gambling, cigarette sales,
New York Times
added May 28, 2014 14:09
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[Colorado] LETTER: SHARPE: Marijuana use could take path of tobacco in U.S. if legal

In her Oct. 22 op-ed, Dawn Nannini makes the common mistake of assuming that marijuana prohibition deters use. . . . Thanks to honest public education, legal tobacco use has declined considerably, without any need to criminalize smokers or imprison toba
Fort Colliins (CO) Coloradoan
added Oct 29, 2012 12:23
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[Canada] Vapers Tell Us Why You Should Stop Smoking Joints and Start Vaping Weed

In a few months time, Parliament is expected to approve C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act. True, Health Canada’s proposed packaging looks like an ambitious crossover between David’s Tea and your local hospital’s medical waste disposal department. But,
Vice.com
added May 20, 2018 18:11
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[Canada] Second-Hand Cannabis Smoke Just As Harmful

According to Willert, “We know that smoke is smoke and everyone needs to limit their exposure to it. We know that cannabis smoke also produces toxins that can damage our lungs and has been linked to worse respiratory symptoms and chronic bronchitis.”
BlackburnNews.com (ca)
added Jan 30, 2018 02:54
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[Canada] Companies fret about hazy rules around pot use

Once recreational pot use becomes legal, taking a "smoke break" at work could suddenly become much more complicated.
Canadian Press
added Dec 14, 2017 17:28
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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
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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
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASES HISTORIC TROVE OF DATA

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
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[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
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