Category Archives: tobacco

Marlboro maker reportedly interested in joining marijuana industry

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The world’s largest tobacco company is now planning to enter the legal cannabis market. The Altria Group Inc. — owners of Philip Morris USA, Nat Sherman, and several other cigarette companies — is in talks to purchase the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group, reports Reuters. The acquisition of Cronos would give Altria […]

Tobacco Powerhouse Altria Officially Invests $1.8 Billion in Cannabis Company Cronos

Tobacco powerhouse Altria has invested $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group, the companies announced in a press release on Friday. Under the terms of the deal Altria, the parent company of the Marlboro cigarette brand, will acquire a 45 percent ownership stake in Cronos. Shares in Cronos Group shot up more than 30 […]

Ontario Will Treat Marijuana Smoking the Same as Cigarette Smoking

Authorities in Ontario today provided some much anticipated clarification on the province’s rules regarding cannabis retail shops and public cannabis consumption. Officials say Ontario will treat marijuana smoking the same as cigarette smoking, covering both under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. But some restrictions will still apply to cannabis only, and offenses will carry hefty fines. […]

Study Finds Magic Mushrooms Could Aid in Smoking Cessation

Today is International Psilocybin Mushroom Day, a day of education and action celebrated around the world for the fourth consecutive year. 9/20 hasn’t quite obtained the cultural cache of 4/20, the international day of celebrating cannabis. But it’s not for lack of trying on the part of psilocybin advocates like Nicholas Reville and his all-volunteer […]

FDA Chief More Concerned About Teen Pot Use Than Teen Nicotine Use

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently went on air to voice his concerns about teens and marijuana. In particular, he said he is more concerned about youth consumption of marijuana than he is nicotine. Interestingly, recent data shows that there are roughly twice as many teens who vape nicotine than those who […]

Study: Cannabis-derived CBD could help people quit tobacco

If quitting cigarettes seems like a monumental task, then maybe it’s time to try some cannabidiol (CBD). A resounding amount of recently published studies are proving that the therapeutic compound derived from marijuana could help people smoke fewer cigarettes or quit them altogether. A May study published in the journal Addiction found that CBD helped […]

Gallup poll: Americans believe tobacco is more harmful than marijuana

(stock photo by Drug Policy Alliance) Americans now consider tobacco products to be more harmful than using cannabis, according to recent data. A Gallup poll conducted this month found that tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and pipe tobacco are all seen by the majority of Americans to inflict more bodily harm […]