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GLANTZ: Incorporating best practices from tobacco control into California’s cannabis regulations still needed

Dan Orenstein, Candice Bowling, and I submitted this public comment... Incorporating best practices from tobacco control into California’s cannabis regulations is necessary to protect public health by restricting harmful product formulations, ensuring ind
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 31, 2018 07:34
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[USA] Rightwing UK thinktank 'offered ministerial access' to potential US donors

director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) was secretly recorded telling an undercover reporter that funders could get to know ministers on first-name terms...suggesting potential US donors could fund and shape “substantial content” of research c
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 30, 2018 16:28
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Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms: Study

A feeling of breathlessness is the hallmark of the respiratory ailment known as COPD. Now, Canadian researchers say vaping marijuana failed to ease that symptom for most people in their study. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 27, 2018 21:41
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Secondhand Marijuana Smoke a Danger to Kids

As we enter an era of overcrowding in inner cities with large apartment dwellings and more acceptable use of marijuana smoking, these studies raise serious concerns and highlight the need to reevaluate the safety issues and public health mandates surround
HealthCentral.com
added Jul 28, 2018 03:30
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Marijuana Viewed Favorably by Most Americans

81.2% agreed that exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke is somewhat or completely unsafe for adults; 91.7% said it was unsafe for children. 92.1% agreed that marijuana use is unsafe during pregnancy.
MedPage Today
added Jul 26, 2018 00:26
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How well do you understand cannabis? Millions of Americans think the drug can do things that have NOT been proven by science, study warns

third believed cannabis is not addictive and its secondhand smoke is safer than secondhand smoke from tobacco - two things which remain unproven... 18 percent believe secondhand marijuana smoke is harmless, and 7.6 percent believe inhaling the smoke is ha
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 26, 2018 00:32
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[New York] Norb’s Corner: “Don’t bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me.”

pot smokers have not acquired the manners about bothering the people around them....People don’t want to smell the scent of marijuana smoke either. In my opinion, making the threat of a criminal action, which can damage someone’s life just for legally sm
Buffalo (NY) Rising
added Jul 23, 2018 18:14
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[Australia] Gina Rinehart company revealed as $4.5m donor to climate sceptic thinktank

Billionaire’s company gave significant donations to the Institute of Public Affairs in 2016 and 2017
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 23, 2018 23:42
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[Canada] How recreational cannabis will be packaged

Come legalization, packaging for cannabis products must have a single colour with a standardized font style, cannot have “embossed, shiny or metallic” designs on it, and the use of branding and logos will be limited. Labels must include health messages,
Vancouver (BC) Weekly (ca)
added Jul 19, 2018 18:08
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[Ohio] 6th Circuit delivers a lovely gift to class action plaintiffs. Will it stand?

In a footnote in 1996’s Castano v. American Tobacco, the 5th Circuit said the limited issue clause doesn’t allow class plaintiffs to sidestep the predominance requirement. “A district court cannot manufacture predominance through the nimble use of subdiv
Reuters
added Jul 18, 2018 14:22
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