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Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.

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Travellers flying within Canada will be allowed to pack 30 grams of cannabis once legalization begins Oct. 17, transportation minister Marc Garneau announced Tuesday.

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

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Thailand would be the first country in Asia to legalise cannabis for medicinal use.

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Jamaica has made its first shipment of medical marijuana extract oil to Canada.

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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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The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll.

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

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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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On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace.

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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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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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People suffering from chronic pain, epilepsy, or nausea as a result of chemotherapy or multiple sclerosis will be among the first to be prescribed the drugs.

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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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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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