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08.02.19

FDA Can and Should Regulate State-Legalized Cannabis to Protect the Public Health

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 2, 2019 WASHINGTON DC | As states across the country legalize cannabis, new businesses are developing dangerous new cannabis products and marketing them in irresponsible ways. Former FDA official says that FDA could use its existing authorities to “make state cannabis legalization less harmful and risky […]

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Thematic Areas: Food & Drug Law

06.05.19

Illicit Trade Risks ‘Too Small and Weak’ to Delay FDA Rule to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

By Johan Marulanda

Contact: Johan Marulanda / johan.marulanda@georgetown.edu EMBARGOED: Wednesday, June 5, 2019; 4:00 PM ET WASHINGTON | New analysis shows that any illicit trade of full-nicotine cigarettes after a new FDA rule to reduce nicotine in smoked tobacco products would be ‘too small’ to interfere with public health gains, directly contradicting tobacco industry arguments against the rule. […]

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02.15.19

New Study Finds Filtered “Little Cigars” are Actually Cigarettes Under Existing Laws And are Evading Taxes and Public Health Regulations

By Johan Marulanda

  CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington D.C. – A new study, by researchers at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that many filtered ‘little cigars’ are actually cigarettes under applicable laws and are evading the higher taxes and stronger public health […]

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Thematic Areas: Food & Drug Law