Legal limbo still ahead for medical marijuana industry

Legal limbo still ahead for medical marijuana industry
Nearly two months after a district judge ruled that medical marijuana could be sold in Montana, at least a few local businesses that had closed are reopening their doors — taking another chance on an industry deemed illegal under federal law. Caregivers opening and closing their shops is just one sign of the uncertainty as ...

Whippersnappers Have Sex and Smoke Cigarettes

Whippersnappers Have Sex and Smoke Cigarettes
About 37 percent of teens in Cook County suburbs have had sex, according to a survey by the Cook County Department of Public Health. The survey looked at teens’ experience with sex, drugs and violence and found some interesting, albeit somewhat sad facts. About 40 percent of teens reported having smoked cigarettes, and 33 percent ...

Tobacco production is all about supply and demand

Tobacco production is all about supply and demand
Unlike many other businesses, Tobacco farmers can’t blame the economy for their woes. Tobacco brings in about $5,000 per acre compared to corn at about $500 per acre. If local farmers could, they’d probably only grow tobacco. The only problem is, no one would buy it. Doug Wilson, UK’s Agriculture Extension agent said, “These guys ...

Vancouver hookah shops to challenge city ban in court

Vancouver hookah shops to challenge city ban in court
The owners of Vancouver’s two hookah shops are going to court in the fall to challenge a city bylaw that will effectively shut them down. Their lawyer Dean Davison claimed in a news release issued today (August 29) that the bylaw is a violation of the hookah proprietors’ “Charter right to cultural freedom”. Davison recalled ...

State helping people quit smoking

State helping people quit smoking
Did you know that in the past year, one in five Knox County teens has smoked a cigarette? The state also earned an “F” last year in tobacco prevention and cessation coverage. But TennCare and others are working to change that. In July, the state expanded TennCare’s coverage for smoking cessation agents from just teens ...

Kick the Habit With Electronic Cigarettes & Remain Odor Free

Kick the Habit With Electronic Cigarettes & Remain Odor Free
Many celebrities have been seen to endorse these e cigarettes as a healthy way to kick the habit of smoking. One of the most innovative products of the century with huge implications for people’s health, it has become quite a popular choice. It really works unlike the nicotine patches and so called pills. There has ...

George Michael turns to twitter to stub out smoking habit

George Michael turns to twitter to stub out smoking habit
George Michael is determined to kick his nicotine habit, and he turns to Twitter to distract him every time he feels like smoking a cigarette. The Careless Whisper hitmaker stubbed out his addiction in recent years, but admits his stint in prison last year for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of drugs ...