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[Massachusetts] House proposed marijuana bill could allow pot smoking in public

The state’s House of Representatives marijuana bill contains a provision that could theoretically allow people to smoke joints in public if a city or town allows it. The intention is to give municipalities power to allow cannabis cafes, smoking weed at s
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA)
added Jun 23, 2017 22:13
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Will the Law Treat Opioids More Like Cigarettes or Handguns?

Governments are suing pharmaceutical makers over the opioid epidemic. They'll need to prove that companies borrowed “a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook.”
Bloomberg News
added Jun 22, 2017 15:28
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A Blast From the (Smoky) Past: Are Opioid Suits the New Big Tobacco? ($$)

Litigation Daily
added Jun 22, 2017 13:51
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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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