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[Asia] Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet

Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates at least nine million premature deaths — 16 per cent of all deaths worldwide — were caused by diseases from toxic exposure. That's three times more deaths than from AIDS,
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 20, 2017 13:49
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22nd Century Completes Successful Hemp Field Trials with University of Virginia

first successful harvest of hemp plants and identified several promising hemp varieties that could form the foundation for commercial hemp production throughout the legacy tobacco belt region of the United States. “We are delighted with the results of ou
Business Wire
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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Heating Up Marijuana Could Increase Cancer Risk

Dabbing uses highly potent marijuana concentrates that are vaporized on a special dabbing rig, similar to a glass water pipe. However, unlike a traditional pipe, dabbing rigs use a small heated surface, called a nail, typically made of glass, metal, or
Healthline Networks
added Oct 18, 2017 15:49
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Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

examined firefighters' exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in smoke from fires. PAHs can cause genetic mutations and are known carcinogens. They are one of the hazardous substances released into the air when wood, plastics, furniture, elec
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 18, 2017 15:44
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Survey: college administrators see problems as more students view marijuana as safe

These are among the findings in a groundbreaking new survey of higher education officials by the Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy in conjunction with the National Association of System Heads (NASH). The
PR Newswire
added Oct 17, 2017 17:53
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Marijuana DOES change your brain: Study shows daily doses of the drug inflict permanent damage on the reward center, making users dependent

Researchers at Brigham Young University gave young mice daily doses of THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis / They found that one injection was not addictive, but after a week the mice had significant brain changes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:52
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Money and Addiction: Will opioid lawsuit turn out like tobacco settlement?

In the end, government and lawyers raked in the cash. The tobacco industry did have to change its marketing strategy a bit, but the same cigarettes are still available just about everywhere—selling well enough to generate record profits for the top tobacc
Texarkana (TX) Gazette
added Oct 15, 2017 11:05
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[California] HOA Homefront: Mary Jane in HOA Unit 420?

Given the recent change in the law, it is only a matter of time before residents argue that Proposition 64 gives them the “right” to smoke marijuana in the association. This is incorrect, and associations can pass rules or use restrictions banning marijua
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 08:09
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California Governor Vetoes a Ban on Smoking at Parks — But Does that Apply to Cannabis?

the veto is good news for cannabis advocates. If Governor Brown hadn’t vetoed the bills, increased law enforcement patrolling smokers would have been bad news for cannabis consumers.
Jane Street
added Oct 11, 2017 14:58
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[Canada] Legalized marijuana big concern for multi-res owners

CORPIQ wants owners to have the right to retroactively modify leases to include clauses that forbid the smoking of marijuana in apartments, whether or not the leases currently forbid smoking. But he notes it is already difficult to enforce prohibitions
RENX - Real Estate News Exchange (ca)
added Oct 11, 2017 14:53
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