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Florida judge lifts stay on smokable medical marijuana

Gievers on Tuesday upheld her May 25 ruling that the Florida Legislature’s provision banning smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional. The stay will officially be lifted next Monday. Gievers wrote delaying her ruling any further would create irrepar
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 6, 2018 01:41
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WILSON: Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors revived by Pruitt’s science transparency policy

Big Tobacco realized the best chance of avoiding regulation lay not in attempting to combat each study as it came out, but rather in changing the standards to which those studies were held. To do this, they sought to use transparency and reproducibility
The Hill
added Jun 4, 2018 22:02
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[UK] Smoking cannabis can harm unborn babies who were conceived years after their parents stopped using the drug, startling study suggests

Scientists say there is growing evidence that adolescent indulgence leaves a lasting genetic imprint – which is passed down to children through altered DNA in sperm and egg. Our genes can be subtly altered by what we experience in life – such as food we
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:15
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[Canada] Edmonton councillors to consider long list of no-toke zones

With the legalization of recreational cannabis on the horizon, Edmonton city council is considering how to regulate the drug in public places. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) City councillors are grappling with where, when and how people use recreationa
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 2, 2018 00:26
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LETTER: Theresa Brilli: Marijuana tasting rooms would weaken Colorado's secondhand smoke protections

If signed into law by Gov. Hickenlooper, House Bill 1258 would allow marijuana shops to establish tasting rooms for people to consume marijuana on-site through electronic smoking devices. As a cancer survivor and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Net
Longmont (CO) Daily Times-Call
added May 28, 2018 13:53
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Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional

Gievers wrote in her 22-page ruling that Floridians “have the right to use the form of medical marijuana for treatment of their debilitating medical conditions as recommended by their certified physicians, including the use of smokable marijuana in priva
AP - Associated Press
added May 28, 2018 02:51
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[Canada] Condo boards move to ban pot smoking

Bracing for impending legalization of marijuana, condominium properties are starting to enact policies around its use. At least one building has essentially banned smoking pot anywhere on its premises, even on balconies. Rocher’s building, OneEleven Cond
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added May 28, 2018 13:43
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World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan

It sets three targets: to ensure that by 2023, 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage; 1 billion more people are better protected from health emergencies; and 1 billion more people enjoy better health and wellbeing. WHO estimates th
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 25, 2018 11:02
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Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin

A new study from China suggests letting your skin come into contact with PAHs when you grill food is even more harmful than just savoring the aroma. And clothing won't fully protect you against them. PAHs can cause lung disease and DNA mutations, the re
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:33
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[UK] The Arguments For and Against Alcohol Warning Labels

the Global Drug Survey (GDS) released details of the biggest ever survey about alcohol labelling in this country. It found that labelling alcohol with warnings regarding its myriad health dangers could help almost half of the survey's participants think a
Vice.com
added May 23, 2018 15:06
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