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Month: January 2019

New cannabis bill in Congress actually numbered H.R. 420 (Newsletter: Jan. 10, 2019)

Marijuana Moment: The Consumer Choice Center released recommendations on provisions for marijuana legalization legislation.

Canada: le cannabis coûte plus cher depuis sa légalisation

H24: “Il n’est pas surprenant que le prix de l’herbe ait augmenté”, affirme David Clement, directeur des affaires nord-américaines du Consumer Choice Centre, un groupe de défense des consommateurs qui fait une veille réglementaire à l’échelle mondiale. Il estime que deux facteurs principaux font augmenter les coûts du cannabis : les taxes et le manque […]

A ban on local grocery taxes helps Washington consumers

On Election Day in 2018, Washington voters passed an ordinance to curb local governments’ efforts to pass additional taxes on grocery items, including meats, beverages, produce, dairy, grains, and more. The 55-45 percent vote was no doubt a win for the consumers, but so far reaction to the local tax ban has been negative. Why? […]

Applications open to enter lottery for 25 retail cannabis licenses in Ontario

One consumer advocacy group criticized the government for its plan to start with just 25 stores. “The supply issues are real. That is something that consumers are dealing with, the industry is dealing with. … that doesn’t justify a lottery system and it doesn’t justify capping retailers at all,” said David Clement, manager of North […]

Ontario cannabis retail applications are now being accepted

“The supply issues are real. That is something that consumers are dealing with, the industry is dealing with … that doesn’t justify a lottery system and it doesn’t justify capping retailers at all,” said David Clement, manager of North American affairs for the Consumer Choice Center. Clement said he will be watching the results of […]

Ontario now accepting applications for cannabis retail licences

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: “The supply issues are real. That is something that consumers are dealing with, the industry is dealing with. … that doesn’t justify a lottery system and it doesn’t justify capping retailers at all,” said David Clement, manager of North American affairs for the Consumer Choice Center. Mr. Clement said he will […]

Research

Benefits of Railway Competition: the Case of Italy Liberalising and Harmonising European Digital Markets November 2018 Wisconsin Poll Arizona Voter Opinions on Consumer Issues Opinions of Canadians on consumer issues

UK supermarket meals could face calorie limits to combat obesity

Bill Wirtz, policy analyst for the Consumer Choice Center, said: “The intentions of PHE are understandable, but rectifying the bad nutritional habits and lack of exercise of some with outright bans for others is just blatantly unfair.” He added: “Nobody is denying that we could all lose weight by only living on water and crispbread, […]

Warum sollen Arme Zölle auf Medikamente zahlen?

Due to a lack of basic conditions and a lack of infrastructure, donated drugs and vaccines often do not even reach patients. # EB144 Zeitgleich zum Weltwirtschaftsforum trifft sich Ende Januar unweit von Davos in Genf der geschäftsführende Vorstand der Weltgesundheitsorganisation. Erschütternde Nachrichten über erneute Ebola-Fälle aus dem Kongo sollten vermuten lassen, dass es sich […]

Das Luftballonverbot hilft Schildkröten nur wenig

Das Europäische Parlament hat mit überwältigender Mehrheit am 24. Oktober für ein Verbot von vielen Produkten gestimmt, die aus Einwegplastik hergestellt werden. So sollen zum Beispiel ab dem Jahr 2021 Einwegteller und Besteck aus Plastik, sowie Q-Tips oder Luftballonhalter verboten werden. Ferner sollen Hersteller vieler Einwegprodukte direkt für die Entsorgung dieser Produkte zahlen, obgleich sie […]

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