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Senate Plan Toughens Medical Marijuana Rules

April 27th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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State Sen. Josh Green, an emergency room physician from Kona, said he has seen too much abuse of the medical marijuana law, especially by young people who claimed severe, chronic pain in order to get a doctor to certify them as a marijuana patient.
Green, who is the lead member on the senate side of the House-Senate conference committee on the issue, is proposing that chronic pain and nausea no longer be conditions that make a person eligible for a medical marijuana permit. Ream more »

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E-cigarettes ruled tobacco products

April 27th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

E-cigarettes ruled
E-cigarettes have joined cigars and pipe tobacco as unregulated tobacco products, clearing the way for mainstream stores to begin selling the electronic devices.

Last year, a U.S. federal court ruled that as long as electronic cigarettes aren’t marketed as a way to treat or cure disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has no authority to block the importation of the battery-powered products.
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Lower cigarette tax will cost state

April 27th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The cost of cutting cigarette taxes by a dime, as the House of Representative would like, will undoubtedly cost New Hampshire much more than the loss of $9 million in revenue.

Encouraging smoking by reducing the cost will pose a significant and long-term health-care cost to the state, especially as it relates to pregnant women and children.
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Bulgaria to sell stake in state-controlled tobacco company

April 27th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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The Bulgarian privatization agency said Tuesday that it is putting up for sale the country’s remaining stake in cigarette manufacturer Bulgartabak Holding.
The government holds 79.83 per cent of Bulgartabak, with the rest already privatized. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s cabinet declared the sale of the majority stake one of its priorities for 2011. Ream more »

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Hookah Lounge Still Has a Shot?

April 27th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Sammer Karout faced another long night at City Hall on Tuesday in his fight to bring a hookah lounge to Milford, along with yet another setback.

“We have filed an appeal to the Superior Court, but zoning appeals can be settled. We have made an offer to settle outside of court, an offer which [City Attorney] Win Smith will present to the Board in Executive Session tonight,” said Karout’s attorney, Thomas Lynch of Milford.
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Tobacco rules apply to electronic smokes

April 26th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that it plans to regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and won’t try to regulate them under stricter rules for drug-delivery devices.
The federal agency said in a letter to stakeholders that it intends to propose rule changes to treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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FDA to Regulate E-Cigs

April 26th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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The FDA is getting in on the e-cigarette action, announcing today that it will regulate the smokeless smokes the same way it does other tobacco products. That’s actually good news for e-cig purveyors, reports the AP, as they bypass tougher regulations they would have faced if labeled a drug-delivery device. That could all change, the FDA says, if the e-cigarettes are “marketed for therapeutic purposes”—ie, smoking cessation.
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1 last chance to rein in medical marijuana

April 26th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Last month, The Gazette State Poll conducted by a professional polling firm found that more than half of Montanans (57 percent) wanted the state’s seven-year-old medical marijuana law revised with stricter regulations, compared with 11 percent who said they would choose to leave the law as it is and 31 percent who wanted to repeal the voter-enacted law.
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Antoine Dodson arrested for pot possession

April 26th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Antoine Dodson, the nobody-turned-somebody of “Bed Intruder Song” fame, was arrested Monday morning for alleged possession of marijuana.
The viral-video star – who warned people to “hide your kids, hide your wife and your husbands ‘cuz they’re rapin’ everybody out here” – was arrested after getting pulled over for speeding in Huntsville, Ala. Dodson, whose legal first name is Kevin, Ream more »

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Why Haven’t Tobacco Brands Lit Up On Facebook?

April 26th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Major tobacco companies would fire up Facebook pages if New Zealand stubs out cigarette advertising.
That’s the gist of a New Zealand Ministry of Health report called “Better Retail Controls On Tobacco,” written by the agency’s Deputy Director General Margie Apa.
According to the 19-page report:
There is also a risk that tobacco companies will divert their marketing efforts into unregulated channels, such as internet social networks and product placement in entertainment media, such as Facebook, Ream more »

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