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An analysis of 23 cannabis samples from 10 dispensaries found a majority had at least 30% less THC than they were reported to have. Zenkyphoto/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Lab tests show THC potency inflated on retail marijuana in Colorado

Misleading potency labels can disrupt medical dosages, misguide recreational users and erode trust in the industry.
Chronic issues in methane emissions enforcement and measuring threatens the prospects of a net-zero future. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Oil and gas sector’s low compliance with methane regulations jeopardizes Canada’s net-zero goals

Regulating greenhouse gas emissions is an important part of Canada’s strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. However, a newly published study illustrates why enforcing regulation is key.
Legal battles are being waged over mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortion. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Medication abortion could get harder to obtain – or easier: There’s a new wave of post-Dobbs lawsuits on abortion pills

A rash of pending lawsuits raises questions about the FDA’s approval of mifepristone two decades ago, whether the drug can be legally mailed and the constitutional right to interstate commerce.
The mismanagement of plastic waste is one of the main causes of plastic pollution in nature. Larina Marina/Shutterstock

Why the UK needs to stop exporting plastic waste

Many countries export their plastic waste abroad – but the mismanagement of this plastic waste is one of the leading causes of plastic pollution in nature.
From Alaska to Alabama, corporations spend money to shape their local business environments, resources and regulations. Douglas Rissing/ iStock / Getty Images Plus

Corporate spending in state politics and elections can affect everything from your wallet to your health

Businesses can spend huge amounts of money to influence Congress. But sizable lobbyist and campaign donations also go to state campaigns and lawmakers to influence policymaking.
A policy decision to allow the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway — a company with a poor safety record – to run its trains through a town in Québec with single person crews resulted the fourth deadliest railway disaster in Canadian history in 2013. Eight years later, Transport Canada is still suffering from safety issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

To prevent disasters like Lac-Mégantic, private interests cannot be allowed to affect regulations

Industries have blocked or delayed new regulations and pushed to remove or dilute existing regulations by framing regulations as detrimental to creating jobs and wealth.

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