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Council committee backs ban on flavored tobacco

LOS ANGELES — A City Council committee advanced a proposal Dec. 5 to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, but it voted to make some exceptions. The City Council’s Health, Education, Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods Committee voted to advance the proposal to the full council unanimously. The City Council in Culver city approved a Read More…

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City’s cannabis licensing has some feeling left out

LOS ANGELES — The executive director and general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation addressed concerns and expressed her disappointment Dec. 5 regarding the department’s specified cannabis retail license process, which is subject to an upcoming audit. The Social Equity Program is open to people who are considered low-income and/or have a Read More…

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State, county sue JUUL for targeting young people

LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and county Supervisor Janice Hahn announced a lawsuit against San Francisco-based electronic cigarette maker JUUL Labs Inc. Nov. 18, alleging the company targeted young people through advertising and failed to give warnings about the product. The Alameda County Superior Court Read More…