Category results for "Advocacy"

E-Cigarette Trade Group Urge Congress Not to Classify Devices as Tobacco Products

A trade group representing the e-cigarette industry will be traveling to Washington on November 4 to urge Congress not to classify the devices as tobacco products, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Fraternity Group Opposes Bans on Freshman Rush Designed to Reduce Alcohol Deaths

A group that represents 75 national fraternities has been successful in opposing college rules that are designed to reduce alcohol-related deaths by postponing freshman recruiting, according to Bloomberg.

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Seeking Signatures of Voters in Four States

Marijuana legalization advocates are seeking signatures of registered voters in California, Arizona, Oregon and Alaska, Bloomberg reports. The advocates are hoping to put legalization measures on the ballot in those states in 2014.

Regulate E-Cigarettes Less Strictly Than Traditional Cigarettes, Industry Urges FDA

Makes of e-cigarettes are lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to regulate their products less strictly than traditional cigarettes, The Washington Post reports. The agency has said it will start regulating the e-cigarette industry later this month.

Marijuana Legalization Advocacy Group Leading in Contest for Super Bowl Ad

A marijuana legalization advocacy group currently has the highest number of votes in a contest in which the winner will have their ad produced and submitted for broadcast during the Super Bowl.

Three Attorneys General Ask Clothing Store to Stop Selling Prescription Drug T-Shirts

The attorneys general of Florida, Kentucky and Maine have asked the Los Angeles clothing store Kitson to stop selling T-shirts featuring the prescription drugs Vicodin, Xanax and Adderall.

Marijuana Advocacy Group Posts Billboard Ad Across From Denver Football Stadium

A marijuana advocacy group has posted a billboard ad across from Denver’s football stadium, USA Today reports. The Marijuana Policy Project’s ad urges the National Football League to “Stop Driving Players to Drink.” Referring to Colorado’s new marijuana legalization law, the ad notes, “A safer choice is now legal (here).”

Drug Abuse Prevention Groups Urge Government to Reconsider Stance on Marijuana

Drug abuse prevention groups this week urged the Department of Justice to reconsider its announcement that it will allow Colorado and Washington to carry out their new recreational marijuana laws.

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta’s Support of Medical Marijuana Sparks Debate

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s announcement last week that he now supports medical marijuana has sparked a debate among drug policy experts. He wrote an online piece, “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed,” which promoted his documentary, “Weed,” that ran on CNN Sunday night.

Ad Promoting Marijuana Legalization Removed From Spot Outside NASCAR Race

A video ad promoting the legalization of marijuana was pulled from a screen outside a NASCAR event at the Indiana Motor Speedway Friday, several hours after it began running, USA Today reports.

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