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AUDIO: 'Very Similar, If Not Identical': U.S. Govt's Lead Prosecutor in Big Tobacco Case on the Emerging Case Against ExxonMobil: 'BradCast' 11/12/2015

"The [tobacco] industry sent out its talking heads to say how ridiculous it was when we first filed the suit, that we would file it under RICO," she tells me, after detailing exactly what a RICO case is. "It's an effective way to deal with this type of
The Brad Blog (Brad Friedman blog)
added Feb 9, 2016 07:10

Facebook shuts down medical marijuana pages in New Jersey

Facebook’s advertising policy bans promotion of selling drugs — as well as tobacco and guns — and the medical marijuana pages weren’t spared even though they have been legally allowed to operate in New Jersey since 2011.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 4, 2016 18:21

Sen. Vows Filibuster Of FDA Nominee Over Big Pharma Ties ($$)

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., vowed to filibuster the Obama administration’s pick to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, saying Wednesday that Dr. Robert Califf’s “strong ties” to Big Pharma were unacceptable. In a written statement, the lawmaker ci
added Jan 28, 2016 20:06

[UK] Teenager hospitalised after inhaling cannabis oil through vaporizer

Inspector Mark Duncton, of the Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: "It is feared the woman, who is known to have taken the product, may have had a severe reaction to it but police stressed they are unable to confirm a direct link between the product and
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 25, 2016 13:45

D.C. briefly legalizes pot-smoking in private clubs — then reverses itself

For a brief time Tuesday, the D.C. Council embraced a new, much more relaxed version of marijuana legalization, voting to allow pot smoking at rooftop bars, sidewalk patios and most any other place a city resident declared to be a private pot club. That
Washington Post
added Jan 8, 2016 22:03

[UK] Douglas Coupland: The power of smell

At my gym there’s a sign saying, “This is a fragrance-free zone”...Fortunately, the staff at my gym are fearless and they landed on this guy like hawks.... It’s actually pretty rare to find people who wear a lot of perfume or cologne these days. I guess
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 8, 2016 15:42

Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing

Early exposure to organophosphates could raise risk of COPD later...Raanan said the study adds exposure to organophosphate pesticides to the growing list of environmental exposures -- including air pollution, indoor cook-stove smoke and tobacco smoke -- t
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 4, 2015 21:23

Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

“This could open up years of litigation and settlements in the same way that tobacco litigation did, also spearheaded by attorneys general...In some ways, the theory is similar — that the public was misled about something dangerous to health. Whether the
New York Times
added Nov 6, 2015 02:56

New Yorkers are smoking pot in public like it’s no big deal

In the span of a few hours in broad daylight last week, The Post encountered six people smoking reefer on busy downtown sidewalks... “If you’re smoking it in public, we will potentially arrest you,” said the commissioner, who doesn’t support legalizing p
New York Post
added Oct 29, 2015 00:03

New drug test detects secondhand pot smoke

a new study published in the journal Analytical Chemistry outlines a method for detecting levels of THC and its metabolites in urine so minute that it will be possible to determine if a person had been exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke.
Bay Area BusinessWoman
added Oct 28, 2015 23:51
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