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Author: Kevin A. Sabet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781948677882

Category: Law

Page: 224

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From the leading authority on marijuana—a man who has served as White House advisor on drugs to three different administrations and who NBC News once called “the prodigy of drug politics"—comes the remarkable and shocking exposé about how 21st century pot, today’s new and highly potent form of the drug, is on the rise, spreading rapidly across America by an industry intent on putting rising profits over public health. Smokescreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn't Want You to Know examines the inside story behind the headlines, containing accounts from Sabet’s time in the Obama administration to stunning revelations from whistleblowers speaking out for the first time. What it finds is how the marijuana industry is running rampant without proper oversight, leaving Americans’ health seriously at risk. Included are interviews with industry insiders who reveal the hidden dangers of a product they had once worshipped. Also contained in these pages are insights from a major underground-market dealer who admits that legalization is hastening the growth of the illicit drug trade. And more to the heart of the issue are the tragic stories of those who have suffered and died as a result of marijuana use, and in many cases, as a result of its mischaracterization. Readers will learn how power brokers worked behind the scenes to market marijuana as a miracle plant in order to help it gain widespread acceptance and to set the stage for the lucrative expansion of recreational pot. The author of this compelling first-person narrative leading the national fight against the legalization of cannabis through his nonprofit, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (aka SAM) is Kevin Sabet. As a policy advisor to everyone from county health commissioners to Pope Francis, and a frequent public speaker on television, radio and through other media outlets, his analysis is consistently relied upon by those who recognize what’s at stake as marijuana lobbyists downplay the risks of massive commercialization. A book several years in the making, filled with vivid characters and informed by hundreds of interviews and scores of confidential documents, Sabet's Smokescreen lays bare the unvarnished truth about marijuana in America.



Author: Amy Goldman Koss


ISBN: 0439389453

Category: Honesty

Page: 154

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As Mitzi's mother tries unsuccessfully to quit smoking, Mitzi pretends her mother has a terrible disease, "Stipitis," in order to win sympathy and affection from a boy she has a crush on.

Behind the Smokescreen

Behind the Smokescreen

Author: John Mw Makumbe

Publisher: University of Zimbabwe Publications Office

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110007098

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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This book presents an empirical study of elections with a careful examination of the democratic process through the study of Zimbabwe's 1995 general elections.

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Author: Lorraine Greaves

Publisher: Scarlet Press

ISBN: UOM:39015037499186

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 148

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Smoking can help form and maintain identity, often in keeping with oppressive cultural images of women. Smoking can make women compliant and unhealthy, but tobacco industries continue to expand female markets across the world. Smoke Screen looks at the range of ways in which tobacco affects women; the evolution of cultural pressures on women's smoking; the meanings of smoking to women; the uses of smoking for women; the benefits for societies of keeping women smoking; and the impact of health and tobacco policy on women's smoking prevention and cessation.

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Author: Sandy London

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0449149013

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 910

Taking a job at the Everest Training Equipment Corporation, Gillian Kelly, a former field hospital administrator, becomes caught in a dangerous power struggle between her magnetic new boss, Dominic Croft, and Everest's ruthless new president

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Author: Suzanne Ouimet

Publisher: Suzanne Ouimet

ISBN: 9780978110925

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 547

This is a story about love, about loyalty, about complicated friendships and family relationships. While investigating an old, unsolved arson case, two young police officers discover a hero. Ben George served in the Pacific with John Kennedy and always aspired to be a hero. He returned home to become one in his own community. But, as Mickey Mantle once said, "You never have to wait long, or look far, to be reminded of how thin the line is between being a hero or a goat".Ben has many secrets and is afraid to allow the world around him see how frail, how human he really is. Can a man truly be a hero, if his loved ones don't believe he is?

Teaching in the Game-Based Classroom

Teaching in the Game-Based Classroom

Author: David Seelow

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000411737

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Teaching in the Game-Based Classroom is a hands-on guide to leveraging students’ embrace of video games toward successful school performance. Evidence tells us that game-based learning can help teachers design classes, develop transformative learning tools, and assess progress on multiple levels not dependent on one-size-fits-all bubble sheets. Authored by game-savvy teachers in partnership with classroom-experienced academics, the highly varied chapters of this book are concise yet filled with sound pedagogical approaches. Middle and high school educators will find engaging new ways of inspiring students’ intrinsic motivation, skill refinement, positive culture-building, autonomy as learners, and more.

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848944336

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 113

Number One New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with another suspenseful thriller Five years ago a disastrous fire gutted the police headquarters. Seven people died in the flames but thanks to four brave men, most of those inside were rescued. The next day, and forever after, they would be known to the world as heroes. Now, one of them has called Britt Shelley, a hotshot newswoman, offering her the scoop of her career, and asks her to meet him. The next morning she wakes up naked in his bed to find him lying beside her - dead. She remembers nothing of the evening before but, to her horror,the police don't believe her. As the finger of blame points to her, she realises that she is the next intended victim . . . Praise for Sandra Brown 'Suspense that has teeth' Stephen King 'Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller' Publishers Weekly 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!' Star

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Author: Terri Blackstock

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780310332640

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 782

One father was murdered. Another was convicted of his death. And all because their children fell in love. Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado hometown. His mother begs him to come back now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn’t until he’s sidelined by an injury that he’s forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too. Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher’s daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna had defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between the Pastor and Nate’s drunken dad was loud—and very public. The Pastor was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Nate’s father, Roy, of the murder. When the church burned down not long after, people assumed Nate set the fire to get even for his father’s conviction. He let the rumors fly and left town without looking back. Brenna is stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and now she’s fighting a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he’s using lies and his family’s money to sway the judge. Brenna is barely hanging on. As Nate and Brenna deal with the present—including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that’s threatening their town—the past keeps igniting. Nate is the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she’ll have to learn to trust him again first. Full-length, stand-alone suspense novel Also by New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock: If I Run, Intervention, Cape Refuge, Aftermath Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Texas Smoke Screen

Texas Smoke Screen

Author: Jessica R. Patch

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369728869

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And where there’s fire, there’s a killer… FBI profiler Vera Gilmore has the scars—both outside and in—to remind her how deadly fire is. Now homicide detective Brooks Brawley—her once sweetheart—needs her help with a serial arsonist and murderer in his small Texas town. But almost immediately, Vera becomes a target. Will staying at Brooks’s ranch with him and his daughter keep them all safe…or put them right in the killer’s path? From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith. Quantico Profilers Book 1: Texas Cold Case Threat Book 2: Cold Case Killer Profile Book 3: Texas Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Author: Kristi Holl

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310568179

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 104

View: 601

Abby Wright, with her cute English accent and cool way of saying things, is Jeri McKane’s biology lab partner and close friend. When a mysterious explosion in their lab sends Abby to the hospital, Jeri’s sleuthing nose smells more than just smoke. Can she unravel the mystery before anyone else gets hurt, and worse yet, is the firebug at Landmark School targeting her? Danger and mystery abound for the group of middle-school friends as they are faced with the daily choice to trust God or give into their fears in the face of overwhelming challenges.