Israel Officially Decriminalizes Marijuana Use – Cannabis News

First-time offenders will face $270 fine if caught using marijuana in a public place, but criminal charges will only be brought if person re-offends four times.

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Israel Moves to Decriminalize Marijuana Use – Cannabis News

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announces support for new policy for enforcing marijuana use, which favors fines and educational initiatives, with criminal prosecution only as a last resort.

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Marijuana Legalization In Europe: Is France Next? – Cannabis News

Marijuana, a divisive issue that normally resurfaces in Europe during election campaigns, has come home to France's hotly-contested presidential race.

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Mexican Senate passes medical marijuana bill – Cannabis News

Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a country long wracked by warring drug cartels.

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Jamaica, Long Opposed to Marijuana, Now Wants to Cash In on It – Cannabis News

Having watched states like Colorado and California generate billions of dollars from marijuana, Jamaica has decided to embrace its herbaceous brand.

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How this tiny country took a global lead on cannabis research – Cannabis News

With its government’s approval, Israel has been a pioneer in medical cannabis research and development for more than 50 years.

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Colombia’s New, Legal Drug Barons Focus on Medical Marijuana – Cannabis News

Businesses in Colombia like PharmaCielo believe they can establish a foothold in the drug industry, just as their illegal counterparts did in past years.

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Italy Considers Legalizing Cannabis, Could Become World Leader in Drug Law Reform – Cannabis News

On Monday, July 25, Italy’s Chamber of Deputies is scheduled to discuss the possibility of legalizing marijuana.

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Colombia Turns to Marijuana as Rural Jobs Tool – Cannabis News

BOGOTÁ — Colombia granted its first production and export license for cannabis derivatives to a Canadian-Colombian company, as the country known for cocaine trafficking looks to marijuana to generate rural employment.

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Marijuana Use Rises in Iran, With Little Interference - Cannabis News

Gol, or flower, as marijuana is called here, can be found everywhere in and around the capital.

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Legal marijuana is already a global industry and the U.S. is behind the curve – Marijuana News

When you think of the legal marijuana industry, you think of Colorado and California. But marijuana is not uniquely American, nor is the legalization movement.

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‘Free the weed’: Cannabis supporters protest globally for relaxation of marijuana laws – Marijuana News

The Global Marijuana March has taken place this weekend as cannabis supporters from around the world gathered in 829 cities in 72 countries to put pressure on their governments to legalize the drug.

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deGeneration X: Reefer Madness in Southeast Asia - Marijuana News

Cannabis use dates back generations in Cambodia, including as herb in traditional Khmer cuisine.

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Jamaica May Get Rid of Queen Elizabeth and Finally Legalize Marijuana – Marijuana News

The Jamaican government is considering ousting Queen Elizabeth II as their official head of state, in addition to legalizing marijuana, the government revealed Thursday.

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Call for legalization reignites cannabis debate in France – Marijuana News

Over 17 million of France's 66 million-strong population have tried cannabis, according to France's National Observatory of Drugs and Drug Abuse.

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Which country is really the No. 1 consumer of marijuana? – Marijuana News

If you go by United Nation figures, Icelanders consume the most cannabis as a percentage of the national population. However, if you take a closer look at the numbers, that doesn’t mean much.

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