Barnes & Noble Buys Prairie Lights

Kidding, kidding. But there are some ownership changes in the works.

Also, for non-IC residents who haven't heard the news: the Iowa legislature passed an indoor smoking ban which becomes effective July 1st. I'm trying hard to envision the Foxhead with fresh air. It's difficult.

1 comment:

Grendel said...

Holland is also implementing an indoor smoking ban ... but only for tobacco. You see, tobacco is now officially a public health menace, and marijuana is not. Currently, the joints you buy/smoke in Dutch coffeeshops are actually blends of cannabis and tobacco. Looks like that's about to change. In the following news story, see if you can follow the logic here, which is beautiful and quintessentially Dutch (thanks to T for finding this):

The ban on smoking in caf├ęs and restaurants from July 1 will not apply to the smoking of pure marijuana or cannabis, health minister Ab Klink has told MPs.

The ban falls under the tobacco laws and does not apply to tobacco-free products, Klink said.

Replying to questions from the Labour party, the minister confirmed that mixing tobacco with soft drugs in 'coffee shops' (where cannabis products can be bought over the counter) will not be permitted from July 1.

Staff in these coffee shops have the same right as workers in other cafes to a tobacco-free working environment, said Klink.