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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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[Canada, USA] U.S. Border Officials Might Already Know All About Your Cannabis Use

A challenge to an application for disclosure of evidence in a tobacco company lawsuit might put the brakes on the United States having access to this information as it related to lawful cannabis....the tobacco companies sought production of health care re
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 17, 2018 21:06
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[California] Buellton moves toward commercial marijuana ban

The Buellton City Council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana businesses from the city... She talked about the dangers of secondhand smoke from marijuana. “It is going to take our whole community and valley
Santa Maria (CA) Times
added Jul 16, 2018 12:54
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Why Are Ashtrays Trending Again? Well, We'll Be Blunt...

“It is tied to legalization [of marijuana] and just sort of a return to smoking culture. There's stuff going on with burning sage or Palo Santo. There's a lot of crossover uses for [ashtrays] that are really tied to, kind of modern wellness and just how
Refinery29
added Jul 13, 2018 13:15
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[Indiana] Judge drops suit of church that wants pot to be sacrament

The First Church of Cannabis filed the lawsuit on grounds that pot was considered a sacrament under Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In her dismissal order, Judge Sheryl Lynch said the church's love for marijuana does not count as practicin
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 9, 2018 16:12
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Pot Smokers Have More Respiratory Symptoms

Frequent marijuana use was associated with an increase in respiratory symptoms, including cough, sputum production and wheezing, in a newly published meta-analysis, but the quality of the evidence was poor, researchers reported.
MedPage Today
added Jul 6, 2018 14:49
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Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors

The average age of the seniors was 61 to 70, and 54 percent were female. Many (45 percent) used a vaporized oil in an e-cigarette device. Twenty-eight percent used a medical marijuana pill.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 5, 2018 21:37
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Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, Phlegm

About half of tobacco smokers get COPD, he said. "It will be interesting to see what percentage of regular marijuana smokers get COPD," he added. Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML, a group supporting reform of marijuana laws, said the study findi
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 3, 2018 08:30
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[UK] Tobacco giant buys stake in medical cannabis

Imperial Brands, the FTSE 100 company behind Winston and Gauloises cigarettes, is investing in Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies. It is thought to be the first time that a Big Tobacco company has invested in cannabis research in the UK. OCT launched last y
Times Of London (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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[UK] Tobacco giant Imperial Brands invests in medical cannabis

Tobacco firm Imperial Brands is investing in UK biotech company Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT). The move comes as campaigning to allow marijuana products for medicinal purposes gathers pace. A company subsidiary, Imperial Brands Ventures, is taki
BBC Online
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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