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[Colorado] Denver voters consider 'social use' spaces to smoke marijuana

Unlike a recent petition for private clubs for pot in Denver, ordnance 300 would allow the social use of marijuana in regular businesses such as bars or cafes or even yoga studios, under certain conditions such as not being within 1,000 feet of a “childr
KIRO/ Channel 7
added Oct 17, 2016 18:02

[Canada] Pot legalization may roll back progress on tobacco, expert fears

“Marijuana is a gateway to tobacco use,” says Jonathan Caulkins of Pittsburgh, Pa.’s Carnegie Mellon University. “There’s a very strong association that people who smoke tobacco are more likely to use marijuana and vice versa. People who are dependent o
GlobalTV (ca)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:09
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[Colorado] AUDIO: An open letter to people who smoke marijuana at Red Rocks

Holly's point was clear: she and her husband no longer enjoy going to Red Rocks for concerts because of all the marijuana smoke in the air. Sometimes, she told us, she feels like the only person not smoking.
KUSA-TV Channel 9 (Denver, CO)
added Oct 17, 2016 17:54
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[California] City waiting on pot laws: San Carlos ordinance would have restricted marijuana cultivation

the city must consider adopting secondhand smoke rules similar to how tobacco is regulated. “I could care less if they want to grow tomato plants or marijuana plants. It makes no difference. The issue is secondhand smoke,” Grocott said, according to a vi
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added Oct 12, 2016 22:36

[Canada] Victoria fines first pot shop under new licensing regime

A pot shop has been given the first fine under the City of Victoria’s new rules aimed at marijuana retailers, and it plans to fight the penalty. Green Ceiling was fined $500 on Friday for allowing cannabis consumption on site, which is contrary to the bu
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Oct 9, 2016 15:27

[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

[Europe] Delivering on transparency: Commission proposes mandatory Transparency Register for all EU institutions

Citizens have the right to know who tries to influence EU law-making. We propose a simple rule: no meeting with decision-makers without prior registration. Through the Register, the public will see who is lobbying, who they represent and how much they spe
Europa - European Commission
added Oct 3, 2016 16:14

A Public Health Framework for Legalized Retail Marijuana Based on the US Experience: Avoiding a New Tobacco Industry [FREE FULL TEXT]

To protect public health, marijuana should be treated like tobacco, not as the US treats alcohol: legal but subject to a robust demand reduction program modeled on successful evidence-based tobacco control programs. Because marijuana is illegal in most p
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Sep 28, 2016 09:37

GLANTZ: If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits: New UCSF Analysis Looks at History to Help Guide Future Marijuana Laws

The policy analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco is intended as a roadmap to help prevent a legalized marijuana industry from becoming a new version of the tobacco or alcohol industries, replete with aggressive marketing and political strategies to
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 28, 2016 09:35

[Europe] Questions & Answers: Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register

As well as moving to a mandatory system, covering all three institutions, the Commission is putting forward a number of improvements with a view to refining or strengthening the current system. Key changes include: Clearer definition of 'lobbying': The ne
Europa - European Commission
added Oct 3, 2016 16:15
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