Year: 2021

Halton updates smoking and vaping by-law – Oakville News

Halton Regional Council has passed By-Law No. 40-20, prohibiting smoking tobacco or cannabis and vaping in public parks and within nine metres from any entrance or exit of municipally owned or leased buildings and child care centres. The by-law comes into effect on March 15, 2021 and replaces By-Law No. 24-09 which had prohibited the smoking of tobacco within nine metres from any entrance or exit of municipally owned or leased buildings. The by-law complements the Smoke Free Ontario Act. “The by-law ensures we are helping protect our community from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and vapour,” said Halton Region’s Medical […]

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Two teens charged after alleged vape shop burglary – Daily Journal Online

{{featured_button_text}} Zachary Seaton and Jayda McKinney Jayda Mckinney Zachary Seaton Bobby Radford Two Farmington teens face charges in St. Francois County after allegedly burglarizing an area vapor shop late last year. Zachary Seaton, 17, and Jayda McKinney, 18, have each been charged with second-degree burglary, stealing, and second-degree property damage. According to a probable cause statement from the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, on Nov. 3, a deputy was dispatched to an address on Hillsboro Road in Bonne Terre where he met with a man reporting to have heard an alarm sounding from his business. The man’s business is located […]

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I Smoke Weed Because [Fill in the Blank] – Why You Need No Justification for Smoking Cannabis

On a recent Joe Rogan podcast, guest Hamilton Morris, host of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, a show that deals with the history, chemistry and culture of psychoactive drugs – Joe and Hamilton spoke about “justification of consumption.” What this refers to is the social need to explain why you do a particular thing. For example, “I smoke weed because of anxiety or insomnia.” While this may be true for whoever utilizes this argument as a justification for consuming cannabis, Hamilton reminds us that it’s also not necessary. Cannabis consumption it is about human rights, it’s about the individual’s right to choose what […]

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What is CBD Water, Exactly?

Just how far can we go with CBD products? Yes, we have cannabis skincare, drugs, gummies, vapes, oils, etc. But have you ever heard of CBD water? If you haven’t, you are in for a treat because in this article I’ll be drilling down on a critical question: what is CBD water? Read on! A closer look at CBD Water CBD refers to a chemical compound in the cannabis plant, and unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), this compound isn’t psychoactive. The compound not being psychoactive means it doesn’t provide the same kind of high you will experience by consuming THC.  Through the […]

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Which States Have the Highest Marijuana Sales Tax?

The only things certain in life are death and taxes, they say. And that applies to the cannabis industry too. Certainly no one looks forward to having to pay an extra fee for taxes, but that’s just part of life. And these days, people are shocked at just how much they have to pay in retail cannabis taxes. However, we can’t do much since the state determines how much taxes we pay with each pre-roll, flower, or edible that we buy at dispensaries. States determine the tax frameworks in their area, which may sometimes be offset by retailers thus a […]

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Seafordites react to law that restricts vape sales in Hempstead – liherald.com

By Melissa Koenig and Jennifer Corr Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin announced on March 8 that the Town Board would enact legislation restricting where electronic cigarette stores could operate. The legislation would prohibit the sale of e-cigarette or vaping products within 1,000 feet of a school, playground or park, and would change the town’s zoning laws to restrict those businesses to light manufacturing or industrial zones. Donna Jebaily, a Seaford parent, said she supported the legislation. “I feel being too close to the school is just a little too close for comfort,” she said. “It’s just easier advertisement for the […]

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A top exec at upstart health insurer Oscar just joined the board of vape company Juul – Business Insider

Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta Reuters Joel Klein, a top exec at health insurer Oscar, has joined vape company Juul’s board of directors. Juul has come under fire in the past for helping to spark a youth vaping epidemic. The company said Klein would help it deliver on its commitment to stop underage vaping. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Joel Klein, a top executive at health insurer Oscar Health, has joined the board of directors of Juul Labs, an e-cigarette company that’s landed itself in hot water over the years […]

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Experts concerned more children will vape as in-person school resumes – KREM.com

The president of the Campaign for Tabaco Free Kids said over three million children are using vapes. SPOKANE, Wash. — With children back in school in both Idaho and Washington, parents and teachers should be on the lookout for an increased number of children vaping. The small, rectangular shaped devices are filled with vaporized, candy-flavored nicotine. The use of e-cigarettes has been popular among teenagers nationwide for several years. Matthew Myers, the President of the Campaign for Tabaco Free Kids, said over three million children are using vapes, and they are concerned that number will increase when students return to […]

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Dr. Zorba Paster: Vaping is becoming more prevalent, and it's not safe – The Spokesman-Review

</p><p>As you know, I spend a lot of time on tobacco and vaping. Why? Because COVID-19 aside, it’s a big public health problem we can solve if we talk about it. For The Spokesman-Review As you know, I spend a lot of time on tobacco and vaping. Why? Because COVID-19 aside, it’s a big public health problem we can solve if we talk about it. Back in the day, when I was a kid, two-thirds of all men smoked, and nearly 50% of the women did. Now it’s down to 18% for each. Still too high. The poorer you are, […]

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How the UK vaping sector will be shaped by 2021 – betterRetailing

As many predicted, 2021 is set up be a crucial year for the industry, with several events likely to affect retailers and consumers. John Dunne, director general, UKVIA The government’s long-awaited review of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR) has been announced, providing an opportunity for vaping’s public health potential to be more fully realised. TRPR covers many aspects of how vaping products can be accessed in the UK, and in the UKVIA’s ‘Blueprint for better regulation’ we will make a number of recommendations to the government, all of which are designed to ensure a safe and thriving market. […]

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