Month: January 2018

California considers state-run bank for pot businesses

THE HILL: “Opening the banking sector for cannabis-based businesses is necessary, but a government-owned and operated bank in California will only invite more problems and prove disastrous for California’s residents and taxpayers,” said Yael Ossowski, deputy director of the Consumer Choice Center.

Watchdog Warns Against California’s Idea For Public Pot Bank

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The idea drew an immediate rebuke from a major consumer watchdog group, the Consumer Choice Center, who warned it could lead to scandal and mismanagement.

Trade Panel’s Rejection of Trump’s Jet Tariff Is a Sign of Good Things to Come

MORNING CONSULT: As President Donald Trump schmoozed with economic titans in Davos, Switzerland, over the weekend, news from Washington indicated parts of his trade agenda won’t go forward as planned.

CA treasurer and attorney general move on plan to create public bank for pot businesses

THE SACRAMENTO BEE: “For a state that is already plagued with so many economic problems, despite its recent budget surplus, the idea of the state running its own bank should worry every person in California,” said Yaël Ossowski, the Deputy Director for the Consumer Choice Center in Washington, D.C.

California’s proposed public pot bank is a disaster waiting to happen

CONTACT: Yaël Ossowski Deputy Director Consumer Choice Center Yael@consumerchoicecenter.org California’s proposed public pot bank is a disaster waiting to happen WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, California State Treasurer John Chiang and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an intention to form a public bank for the purpose of providing services for the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry. […]

Ontario’s Terrible Approach To Legal Cannabis Evident In Revenue Forecast

CONTACT: David Clement North American Affairs Manager Consumer Choice Center David@consumerchoicecenter.org 29. January 2018 Ontario’s Terrible Approach To Legal Cannabis Evident In Revenue Forecast TORONTO, ON – Last week, Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa stated that the province does not expect to have net revenue from legal cannabis sales. Minister Sousa explained that set up costs will […]

La politique anti-alcool nous rend ivre

LES ECHOS: La politique anti-alcool en Europe peut bel et bien avoir de bonnes intentions, mais si nous ignorons les conséquences inattendues, alors nous n’avons qu’une vision partielle de l’économie comportementale.

Jeff Stier to FDA: Give IQOS a chance

MED PAGE TODAY: Jeff Stier of the advocacy group Consumer Choice Center told the panel that despite the limitations and uncertainties in the data presented by PMI, the studies all suggest that the product is safer than cigarettes.

Anti-Alkohol Politik macht uns betrunken

THE EUROPEAN: Richtlinien zur Bekämpfung des Alkoholkonsums haben sich im letzten Jahrzehnt aggressiv vervielfacht. “Schützer der allgemeinen Gesundheit” sagen uns ständig, dass wir einfach nicht genug tun, um den hohen Alkoholkumsum in der Gesellschaft zu reduzieren.

Les taxes sur les sacs en plastique sont inutiles et même nuisibles

LA CHRONIQUE AGORA: Depuis le Brexit, les Etats membres ont été invités à augmenter leurs contributions au budget de Bruxelles, pour combler la différence. D’où une nouvelle taxe.

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