The Daily Buzz: US Withholds AID to Duterte But for How Long?; Pesticides and Mold in Legal Weed; $73,000 for Coffee With Ivanka Trump?

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Dec 15 2016

The Daily Buzz: US Withholds AID to Duterte But for How Long?; Pesticides and Mold in Legal Weed; $73,000 for Coffee With Ivanka Trump?

Friday, December 16th, 2016

US Withholding Aid to Philippines While Duterte Continues Murderous Drug War, But What Will Trump Do? [Huffington Post]
The US has backed up its belated words with actions; Trump, of course, has encouraged Duterte’s approach.

Marijuana Can Be Covered in Pesticides, Fungi and Mold—Even If It’s Legal [Business Insider]
Neither a good thing nor a justification for renewed prohibition (see: food products). Federal law makes it harder to research health implications and best practices.

The Fentanyl Crisis Is So Deadly in Canada That Even Funeral Directors Need the Antidote [Washington Post]
Naloxone should be available everywhere.

Twenty States Accuse Generic Drug Companies of Price Fixing [New York Times]
The accused include Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan and four smaller companies. More charges are promised.

At a Cannabis Festival, Joyful Stoners Imbibe and State Officials Sweat the Details [LA Times]
California bureaucrats are required to start issuing licenses to businesses in January 2018, and don’t yet have much idea how.

$73,000 Might Get You a Cup of Coffee With Ivanka Trump [New York Times]
Regulated drug markets don’t always protect consumers from their own stupidity.