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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

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

Vuber Technologies Partners with Refine Seattle to Produce Top-of-the-Line Pre-Filled Vaporizers

Refine Seattle is a division of X-Tracted Laboratories, a premier marijuana concentrate producer specializing in light hydrocarbon extraction technology to produce immaculate, clean extracts. Vuber Technologies is the developer of a premium line of vapo
PR Newswire
added Feb 2, 2016 18:56

California researchers warn legal marijuana could be next Big Tobacco

Researchers wanted measures modeled after Tobacco Control Program / A ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana will likely launch a new profit-driven industry similar to Big Tobacco that could impede public health efforts, according to researcher
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 2, 2016 17:20

Recreational marijuana sales hit nearly $1 billion in 2015

To put this in context, similar so-called vice markets like alcohol and tobacco are both federally legal and have become large national markets. ...Tobacco was estimated to be a $43 billion market in a September 2015 report by IBISWorld. Brand-name pharm
CBS MarketWatch
added Feb 4, 2016 17:12

California doctors’ lobbying group formally backs marijuana legalization

California Medical Association, the influential lobbying group representing more than 40,000 members statewide, has officially thrown its support behind a proposed November ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 2, 2016 18:01

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
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[UK] Empowering interventions to promote sustainable lifestyles: Testing the habit discontinuity hypothesis in a field experiment [FREE FULL TEXT]

The habit discontinuity approach focuses on contexts in which people are undergoing life course changes. Those moments of change, when minds and behaviours temporarily unfreeze, may provide precious opportunities for adopting healthier and more sustainab
Journal of Environmental Psychology
added Jan 27, 2016 16:09

[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

LETTER: Carbon Pricing and Climate Change

pricing carbon will have only a minor impact on behavior. It’s the regulation of tobacco...that have had a far greater impact. Nine of the 10 states with the lowest smoking rates in the United States have public smoking bans firmly in place.
New York Times
added Jan 25, 2016 13:32
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