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South Africa’s top court says adults can use marijuana in private.

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The Swiss government has backed easier access to medicinal cannabis, and even the right-wing Swiss People's Party, traditionally an advocate of total abstinence, seems to support making life easier for patients for whom it is proven the drug works.

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“Israel is the marijuana research capital of the world,” says Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for the Health, Medical & Wellness unit at CNN.

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The Northern Territory Government is set to green-light the industrial hemp industry, and moves are afoot to commercially cultivate medical marijuana.

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All military personnel are restricted from using weed eight hours before going on duty, and 24 hours before handling or operating a weapon, servicing a military plane, parachuting or any other exercise or unit training.

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The spectacle of one boy’s agonizing battle against an inflexible bureaucracy has made Prime Minister Theresa May’s response look flat-footed, while prompting a wider debate about legalizing the drug itself for recreational use.

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Countries like Spain, Italy, and Colombia are likely the next growth opportunities for Canadian cannabis companies after a flurry of consolidation at home.

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Hemp cultivation for non-pharmaceutical could help revert desiccation of farm land.

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“We think (edibles are) going to become a big part of the business in Canada over the next couple of years.”

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Canada's legal marijuana market is seeing green in more ways than one.

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While the United States and Canada are the countries making the biggest splashes when it comes to cannabis, there are other countries out there that are exploring expanding their marijuana laws and industry.

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Two "coffee shops" selling legal cannabis opened their doors in the French capital last week. So what's the story?

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Loblaw Companies Ltd. is looking to sell recreational marijuana in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the provincial body handling pot sales has included the company on its list of potential licensed cannabis retailers.

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Jamaica’s Rastafarian history spurs a myth that pot is widely accepted — but advocates face hurdles as they push for legalization.

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Recently, Japan has approved a large billboard in Omotesando Station in Tokyo/ The billboard will display an advertisement for one of Elixinol’s CBD products, Hemp Oil Drops.

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The Global Marijuana March, which normally occurs on the first weekend in May, serves as a call to legalise cannabis. 

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Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced.

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Canada has taken a key step towards legalising recreational marijuana after senators voted in favour of new legislation permitting nationwide use of the drug.

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In time, growers estimate that the Andean nation could capture as much as one-fifth of a global market that could be worth $40 billion a year - a significant economic boost as Colombia seeks to diminish its reliance on dwindling oil reserves.

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Europe’s population is more than twice the size of the US and Canada’s combined, suggesting the potential of a considerably larger cannabis market that could be cultivated.

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Bearing witness to marijuana’s medicinal and economic value is helping to change cultural taboos.

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The Zimbabwean government this week published a licensing regime that will allow the legal cultivation of cannabis, state-owned newspaper The Herald reported on Saturday.

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Report proposes legalising billion-dollar cannabis industry to rescue ailing economy.

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From crime to health to business, Canada’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questions.

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The Government of British Columbia announced a new legislation proposal on Thursday in preparation for Canada to legalize marijuana this year.

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A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms.

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The Lebanese American University will be the first university in Lebanon to study medical marijuana.

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The most advanced countries for marijuana research are using science to defeat the stigma while getting people the medicine they need.

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After granting two epileptic children temporary licenses to use CBD medicines, the U.K. is finally considering the rescheduling of marijuana.

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A taverna and grill in Athens that serves souvlaki, smoked trout or eel in pita bread has become a hit for one extra-special ingredient: cannabis oil.

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Antigua and Barbuda will allow the use of medical cannabis, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced, in addition to decriminalising the possession of small amounts of the drug.

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Cannabis to be prescribed by GPs, available at hospital pharmacies.

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Thousands of cannabis industry professionals, investors and consumers descended on Toronto this past weekend for the third annual Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo.

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