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NEWS: Week #31 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
Special Feature:
Members news from Ghana where GhanAPA was launched with the support of the IOGT movement.
For week 31, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from New Delhi, India, Hungary, Ukraine and Scotland.
Fresh science updates are about the digital world, labelling awareness among youth and alcohol policy in Ontario, Canada.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes the tobacco and alcohol giants invested in Big Marijuana, Heineken in Kenya, and political interference in Australia and The Gambia…

NEWS: Big Alcohol, Big Tobacco Giants Invested in Marijuana

Both Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco giants are investing in the marijuana market as global sales for cannabis increases, providing more proof of the inter-links of addiction industries. Among companies that have invested in marijuana are, Constellation brands, Altria, Molson Coors Brewing, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev)…

NEWS: USA: CBD Not a Legal Ingredient for Alcohol

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) state, cannabidiol (CBD), a product derived from hemp, is not a permitted ingredient in alcohol beverages. With legalization of cannabis, various products with CBD have entered the market. The public and stakeholders sought the FDA and TTB for guidance on the matter. Issuing an industry circular the TTB stated they will look to FDA to determine whether hemp ingredients such as CBD may be included in food or alcohol. The FDA in turn reiterated that CBD is not a permitted ingredient in food or dietary supplements under federal law…

NEWS: AB InBev: New Chairman Hails From Big Tobacco

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev elects former CEO of Altria as its new chairman.Shareholders of Anheuser-Busch InBev elected the former top executive at tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. as its new board chairman. Martin J. Barrington was appointed by the annual meeting of the world’s biggest beer producer.
This selection is a clear message: AB InBev’s urgent need to unleash growth and create value for shareholders now combine more than ever both personally and institutionally with Big Tobacco’s playbook to systematically undermine, obstruct and oppose public health policy making and cast doubt about the scientific evidence concerning health harmful products and business practices…

NEWS: Canada: Addiction Industries Team Up

Major alcohol and cannabis industry players are teaming up to water down proposed rules governing cannabis-infused beverages before edibles become legal in Canada in the coming months. To that end, Big Alcohol and Big Marijuana have formed a cannabis-alcohol industry alliance lobby group…

NEWS: Canada: Big Marijuana Opposes Plain Packaging

As the Canadian government gets ready to introduce legislation to “legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana” before the summer, one area that Big Marijuana and public health advocates are scrutinizing is the issue of branding and promoting the marijuana products. Will the Canadian government heed public health advice or bow to marijuana industry pressure?

NEWS: US Elections: Mixed Results For Pot Legalization

Mixed election results
Arizona resisted legalization, but deep pocketed pro-marijuana investors prevailed in California, and in fairly close votes in Nevada and Massachusetts. We trail in Maine by less than 1%, and are not ready to concede that race yet. A new governor in Vermont was elected who has said he is against marijuana legalization. And several Oregon cities rejected marijuana sales. However, Denver may have voted to allow indoor marijuana use at bars, cafes or art galleries…