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Why This Marijuana Stock Skyrocketed 157% in 2017

22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company that genetically engineers and breeds tobacco and cannabis plants to make them more valuable. Its primary work includes low-nicotine tobacco plants and hemp plants that can be used in soil remediation, but it
Motley Fool
added Jan 10, 2018 23:55

New Plan to Fight the Opioid Epidemic: Sue the Hell Out of Big Pharma Like Big Tobacco

“The model for this is still tobacco,” said David Kessler, who led the Food and Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997 and pushed hard for the FDA to regulate cigarettes. “Those who sell or distribute these highly addictive products need to have systems i
The Daily Beast
added Jan 9, 2018 22:49

[Louisiana] Drug legalization concerns

the nationwide campaign to legalize marijuana has major concerns for many health-related organizations. ... The American Lung Association points out that marijuana smoke contains many of the same toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke
Lake Charles (LA) American Press
added Jan 9, 2018 22:45

[California] COLLINS: It’s High Time For Weed On Campus

while the university may be right for banning smoking and tobacco products, as second-hand smoke kills 50,000 non-smokers every year, these strict policies shouldn’t fully affect the school’s future marijuana policies.
The UCSD Guardian
added Jan 9, 2018 03:03

[Washington] Letter: Apartments need to rethink rules on pot

Cannabis also does not have carcinogenic factors or cause deaths to first- or second-hand smokers...Apartments should draft policies in compliance with the law and make smoking pot in your apartment alright now that legalization has taken effect.
Tri-City (WA) Herald
added Jan 8, 2018 15:42

Is It Possible to Get High From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke?

MOSTLY TRUE / WHAT'S TRUE It's possible to get high from secondhand smoke. WHAT'S FALSE It has to happen under a specific set of circumstances (little to no ventilation, for example.)
added Jan 8, 2018 15:40

Toxic Grants: Food Companies Are Still Funding Biased Nutrition Research, Now Overseas

Tobacco companies pioneered these tactics decades ago, funding biased research that downplayed the risks of smoking, including studies published in the 1990s that dismissed fears of second-hand smoke. Fossil fuel companies have also played this game, fund
Inside Philanthropy
added Jan 5, 2018 21:22

Air pollution around conception tied to birth defects

Women who breathe polluted air during the month right before or after they get pregnant may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a U.S. recent study suggests.
added Jan 4, 2018 07:31

[Canada, California] GRIMES: Pot is A Dangerous ‘Recreation’

who supported the legalization of marijuana, a mind-altering substance known to be addictive? The same lawmakers who have declared tobacco and cigarettes deadly and supported a tax increase on cigarettes to stop smoking on that same November 2016 ballot.
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Jan 3, 2018 14:09

California's cannabis freedom comes with rules

Generally, California law treats cannabis like alcohol. There's no smoking while driving. And, there's no smoking anywhere where tobacco is prohibited and now, users will be getting an earful from those who don't want to smell it or its second hand smoke
KTVU/ Fox Ch. 2 (Oakland, CA)
added Jan 2, 2018 03:32
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