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[Canada] Anti-smoking group worried how legalizing marijuana will affect tobacco use

Les Hagen spoke with the Alberta Morning News. “There are concerns related to tobacco were the potential for the re-normalization of smoking in public. We were pleased to see that the federal review panel has recommended that existing smoking bans on tob
630CHED (Edmonton, AB) (ca)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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[Michigan] Bills let landlords ban medical pot smoking, growing

Michigan landlords have a contractual right to prohibit tenants from growing or smoking medical marijuana in their buildings, according to legislation heading to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder. The proposal, which
Detroit (MI) News
added Dec 17, 2016 06:47
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[Canada] Trudeau supports proposal to set legal age for smoking pot at 18 or 19

agrees the minimum age to smoke marijuana should be 18 or 19, in line with each province’s drinking laws, endorsing one of the most controversial recommendations from a federal task force on legalization this week.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Dec 17, 2016 06:47
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[Canada] Report recommends modelling pot sales after tobacco rules

A federal task force is recommending the Liberal government bring in a plain-package system similar to tobacco sales when it legalizes marijuana. The final report of the federal marijuana task force was released Tuesday.
Merritt Herald (ca)
added Dec 17, 2016 06:47
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Canada should require plain packaging on pot products: panel

The Canadian government should regulate the production of cannabis when it is legalized for recreational use and require plain packaging for such products, an official panel recommended on Tuesday, a potential setback to growers who hoped to build brands
Reuters
added Dec 13, 2016 23:26
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OTTO: A Plan to Defend against the War on Science

A host of public relations campaigns over the last five decades have spent billions of dollars with the express purpose of sowing public doubt about science... In the 1960s tobacco, for example, companies mounted a campaign to create public uncertainty ab
Scientific American
added Dec 10, 2016 00:41
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Babies' Marijuana Exposure Evident in Their Pee

Babies exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke take in THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in pot, a new study shows. Researchers discovered traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in urine samples from babies and toddlers in Colorado whose parents smoked
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 9, 2016 21:51
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Secret sugar industry documents could fuel wave of lawsuits

Stanton Glantz, a key researcher behind the secret tobacco industry documents that fueled litigation in the 1990s, recently obtained Sugar Research Foundation documents that allegedly include communication among sugar industry executives.
Legal NewsLine
added Dec 2, 2016 23:27
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KAPLAN: Could the FDA be dismantled under Trump?

“You can be against regulation all you want, but the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act is not something that is malleable within executive orders,” said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, founder and senior adviser to Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, which has long batt
statnews.com
added Nov 29, 2016 03:03
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Judge Allows “We Shall Overcome” Trademark Lawsuit to Move Forward

Plaintiffs allege that the author of the underlying work is unknown, that it is unclear who changed ‘will’ to ‘shall,’ and that a Black tobacco worker named Lucille Simmons changed ‘I’ to ‘We.’ Simmons is not listed as an author in the application to regi
Spin
added Nov 23, 2016 00:14
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