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Some California Renters Face Additional Restrictions on Smoking Pot at Home

Although Proposition 64 says it is legal for Californians to smoke and grow a limited amount of cannabis plants in their homes, some renters face an additional set of restrictions that can prohibit them from partaking at home. Under Prop 64, "owners may
NBC Los Angeles
added Jun 22, 2017 13:42
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[Minnesota] Killer cop says Philando Castile’s ‘audacity to smoke marijuana’ in front of a child made him fear for his life

Yanez told investigators a day after the fatal July 6 shooting that he was “hit with a odor of burning marijuana” after he pulled over Castile, his girlfriend and her then-four-year-old daughter — an alleged smell he used in justifying why he’d put seven
New York Daily News
added Jun 21, 2017 16:56
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[Minnesota] Fear of secondhand pot smoke also made cop kill Philando Castile

new information is coming out that not only was Yanez in fear of his life by Castile, he was also concerned about the effects of secondhand pot smoke on the 4-year-old in the back seat of the vehicle.
Rolling Out - Digital Urban Voice
added Jun 21, 2017 16:54
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KHN Morning Briefing: Bristol-Myers’ Supreme Court Victory Could Have Far-Reaching Ramifications In Liability Cases

prevailed in its effort to get the Supreme Court to limit where patients can seek compensation for harm caused by drugs...potentially affect any liability case in which consumers allege harm caused by a deficient product, including automobiles, tobacco, f
Kaiser Health News
added Jun 20, 2017 20:01
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[Canada] New Brunswick doctors ask government to set legal marijuana age at 21

The New Brunswick Medical Society says the legal age to buy marijuana should be 21 — and the age for tobacco should be raised to 21, too. The society has issued 14 recommendations to the provincial government, saying it wants to "to minimize the harm to
Canadian Press
added Jun 20, 2017 18:58
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Opioid Costs Push Struggling States to Dust Off Tobacco Strategy

State and local leaders fighting a worsening opioid-abuse epidemic are studying tactics used in the tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s, as they try to claw back billions from the companies who make and sell the powerful painkillers.
Bloomberg News
added Jun 14, 2017 21:10
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Vaping cannabis may expose users to carcinogenic compounds

New research shows that the agents commonly mixed with cannabis oil for vaping can also produce cancer-causing compounds when heated. The effect is similar to the potential health risks linked to cigarette smoke and agents used in e-cigarettes. The new st
EurekAlert
added Jun 12, 2017 21:42
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[Florida] Attorney Plans Lawsuit To Allow Smoking Of Medical Marijuana

Orlando attorney John Morgan has been steadfast in saying that the 71 percent who voted for the amendment expected smoking as one of the ways to consume cannabis. ..."If they were really concerned about smoking, why don't they heavily tax cigarettes?"
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Jun 12, 2017 21:42
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[New York] KOZLOWSKI/HALL: Why the marijuana and tobacco policy camps are on very different paths

In the end, Kozlowski added, “The proper regulation of recreational drug products that have some adverse effects should be to restrict youth access, promote cessation of use in those who desire to quit, promote less-harmful modes of use by providing accu
University of Buffalo
added Jun 8, 2017 20:17
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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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