Posts Tagged ‘public health’


Faster, higher, sicker? Ending sugary drink and junk food sponsorship of the Olympic Games

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In the midst of a global epidemic of adult and childhood obesity, it is time for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reject sponsorship from manufacturers of junk food and sugary beverages and harness the power of the Olympic brand in support of health and longevity. Big food, big soda, big sponsorships At the 2016 […]

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Two years and counting: cannabis legalization efforts are starting to paint a clearer picture

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By Philipp Nagel and Fernanda Alonso  A month ago, rumors spread that the DEA was about to reschedule cannabis from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug in the Controlled Substances Act. Even though this rescheduling would not have many impacts in terms of legalization, it would allow derivatives of cannabis to be made available […]

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A healthy dose of film at AFI DOCS Festival

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AFI DOCS, the nation’s capital’s biggest documentary film festival is back! This year, the festival created by the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel in order to showcase the best in national and international documentaries, will run from June 22-26 in multiple venues in DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.  The festival has been providing us […]

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Mexico’s first real attempt to legalize cannabis

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Last week, Mexican Senator Roberto Gil Zuarth, introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis, both for medical and personal use. This is only the last of a few drastic changes that Mexico has undertaken in recent months surrounding its marihuana policy. In the last six months, the Supreme Court has ruled on two cases on the issue. The […]

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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH – AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITY

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Fernanda Alonso and Oscar Cabrera. Questions about this post can be directed to fa265@law.georgetown.edu. Whether or not you agree with legalizing marijuana, it is happening. So far, at least nine countries have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. Uruguay has also made it legal for recreational use, and […]

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