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The push to unionize cannabis workers, explained

10/14/19--On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a requirement that all cannabis stores enter into so-called “labor peace agreements” as soon as they have 20 or more employees. Labor unions have been pushing for these agreements in recent years, as more and more states decriminalize marijuana. They say they want to make sure the $6 billion industry doesn’t exploit workers, who are often paid below the minimum wage or given marijuana instead of wages. Read

How Juul made nicotine go viral

8/10/18--Juul, the USB drive–shaped e-cigarette gaining popularity among American youth, is a potent nicotine delivery device. It's discreet, intuitive, and comes in brightly colored flavors that mirror “collect them all” designs in kids’ products. The Juul’s design has been revolutionary for e-cigarettes — but its full impact on public health is yet to be seen. Read