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Ohio Opioid Suit Echoes Tobacco Cases ($$)

alleging a deadly coverup of the dangers of an addictive drug used by millions of Americans. In some ways, Ohio’s move Wednesday to sue several opioid makers harks back to the 1990s, when states took the tobacco industry to court and ultimately came away
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jun 1, 2017 18:10
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Media Advisory - Imperial Tobacco Canada presses federal government on World No Tobacco Day for answers on inconsistent regulatory frameworks for tobacco and marijuana

While the Minister proposes plain and standardized packaging for tobacco, she claims all that is required for marijuana is a restriction on packaging or labelling to ensure product packaging is not appealing to young persons.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Aug 5, 2017 23:05
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Why Canada's cannabis community needs vapour lounges

“Once legalization comes in, where are people supposed to smoke? In the park, or are they expected to go to an alleyway? Vapour lounges are a much more civilized way of dealing with a problem," says Abi Roach, founder of Hot Box Café.
NOW Magazine (ca)
added May 27, 2017 14:35
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Is Public Consumption of Marijuana on the Horizion?

Oregon legislature will weigh the potential benefits of becoming the first state to allow legal and regulated spaces open to the public for the consumption of cannabis against the public health risks associated with second hand smoke.
JD Supra, LLC
added May 25, 2017 01:32
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[Oregon] Evolution of Marijuana Industry Creates Wealth of Opportunity for Companies With Foresight and Action

In Oregon, the City of Portland is backing cannabis businesses in lobbying for a bill that would permit marijuana consumption at licensed lounges, similar to tobacco smoking patios. These are only the latest in a wave of headline-making happenings relate
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 23:42
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[Alaska] Marijuana board will revisit onsite consumption at July meeting

Mlynarik’s draft allowed on-site consumption but applied certain restrictions, including prohibition against smoking. He said he wanted to address concerns from the public about both second-hand smoke protections for employees and the public municipal la
Alaska Journal of Commerce
added May 24, 2017 22:16
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[Germany] Op-Ed: Glacial Progress at Bonn Climate Talks Shows Why we Need to Exclude Big Polluters From Negotiations

conflict between the interests of the tobacco industry and public health policy meant the firewall the WHO eventually erected...(known as Article 5.3) was the only way to protect the negotiations ...also applies to national policy-making within al
DeSmogBlog
added May 25, 2017 01:23
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[Oregon] Editorial: Lawmakers craft good compromise for social consumption of pot

Places for social consumption of marijuana are necessary to solve a problem for renters and tourists...Consenting adults are entitled to make these choices for themselves. Moreover, other provisions of Oregon law provide for smoking establishments such a
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added May 19, 2017 12:54
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Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the conti
AP - Associated Press
added May 19, 2017 13:29
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[Florida] Room ‘engulfed’ in pot smoke; woman faces neglect charges

A 40-year-old Niceville woman has been charged with felony child cruelty for smoking marijuana in front of her child and exposing her to second-hand smoke. The living room was “engulfed” in smoke, according to Melissa Kay Perkins’ Niceville Police Depar
Northwest Florida News
added May 19, 2017 03:49
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