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Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California

Californians voted for recreational use of the drug by a 57 to 43 percent margin in a November 2016 ballot initiative. The law prohibits smoking in public, although such bans are already commonplace in California cities.
New York Times
added Jan 2, 2018 03:03

Even brief exposure to low-level air pollution tied to deaths

Older adults are more likely to die on days when air pollution rises, even when contaminant levels are below the limit considered safe by U.S. regulators, a new study suggests... Most of the deaths in the study occurred on days when ozone and PM 2.5 leve
added Jan 1, 2018 11:53

California Goes Marijuana Crazy on Jan. 1: What You Need to Know

you must be at least 21-years old to buy legal cannabis, and you can’t just smoke it anywhere. For the most part, any public space where you are unable to smoke a cigarette will also be off limits for sparking a joint, while it will also be illegal to con
Fortune Magazine
added Dec 30, 2017 00:40

'WSJ' Analysis Shows Fake Comments Submitted To Government Agencies

It may be weaponizing of Astroturf lobbying. It's creating bots to do it. I mean, it does go back to the tobacco industry where they were opposing the rule back in the '90s to regulate cigarettes. And they went to racecar events and got people to sign pos
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59

Legal Cannabis Sales Projected to Rise Across North America

22nd Century Group Inc. (NYSE: XXII) is a plant biotechnology company focused on genetic engineering and plant breeding which allows the increase or decrease of the level of nicotine in tobacco plants and the level of cannabinoids in hemp/cannabis plants
PR Newswire
added Dec 27, 2017 16:39

[California] Pot-smoking on the rise among U.S. pregnant women

Some previous research suggests that prenatal marijuana exposure may impair fetal growth and neurodevelopment.... “The more we study cannabis use during pregnancy, the more we are realizing how harmful it can be,” Bonn-Miller added.
added Dec 27, 2017 16:35

[Canada] Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. Signs an Additional Manufacturing and Volatile Extraction Licensee

The Company's technology produces infused strips (similar to breath strips) that are not only a safer, healthier option to smoking, but also a new way to accurately meter the dosage and assure the purity of the product. In addition, with the entering int
PR Newswire
added Dec 21, 2017 06:20

[Canada] North American Cannabis Holdings and Puration Announce Canadian Plan to Become McDonald's of Dispensaries and Sun Maid Raison of Growers

The alcohol and tobacco industry have spent decades and billions overcoming the stigma of prohibition and class action law suits to achieve the downright sex appeal they enjoy today. The investment capital necessary to transition from judged and goofy to
PR Newswire
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19

Impact of London's road traffic air and noise pollution on birth weight: retrospective population based cohort study

Convincing evidence that maternal passive smoking during pregnancy is causally related to reduced birth weight,58 strongly supports the biological plausibility of an association between ambient air pollution and reduced birth weight, by analogy.
British Medical Journal
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18

Two Alabama adults in jail for secondhand marijuana smoke around minors

Police raided the home of Ricky Lee McDonald and Jessica Hite. Police seized 160 marijuana plants along with other marijuana paraphernalia. McDonald and Hite are now charged with chemical endangerment of minors for exposing them to secondhand smoke.
YellowhammerNews (Birmingham, AL)
added Dec 18, 2017 21:23
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