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Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

Oxnard Council: Finalized Cannabis Sales, Short Term Rental Rules; Ban of Flavored Cigarettes

By George Miller SUMMARY At the 12-3-19 Meeting, the Oxnard Council made a few  changes and approved final legislation for cannabis sales in the City. The next step is implementing supporting ordinances. After years of work, final short term rental (STR) rules were approved, with some exceptions carved out for The Colony/Harbor Island developments and […]

Trump’s Course Correction on E-Cigarettes: Great Idea, No Matter His Reasons

Trump’s Course Correction on E-Cigarettes: Great Idea, No Matter His Reasons

  By Thomas L. Knapp Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman, and Sheila Kaplan  of the New York Times describe US president Donald Trump’s proposed ban on flavored e-cigarette products as “a swift and bold reaction to a growing public health crisis affecting teenagers” that Trump backed away from “under pressure from his political advisers and lobbyists […]

E-Cigarettes: Media Bury the Lede, We Get to Bury the Bodies

E-Cigarettes: Media Bury the Lede, We Get to Bury the Bodies

  by Thomas L. Knapp “Walmart Inc. will stop selling e-cigarettes in its U.S. locations as the country grapples with a string of vaping-related deaths,” Bloomberg reports. CNN: “Walmart said Friday [September 20] it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows.” Associated Press: “Walmart said Friday that it will […]

Scott Gottlieb’s Nicotine Nazism Will Kill Kids, Not Save Them

  By Thomas L. Knapp On November 15, US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new measures regulating the sale of products that seem to reduce the negative health impacts of nicotine addiction — in the name of protecting children from those health impacts. Oddly, Gottlieb also announced a plan to dramatically increase […]