“Nobody expected it to be so soon, and moreso, nobody expected it to be Luxembourg.”
Ireland's Health Minister has said he hopes to roll out a new law around legalising cannabis for medicinal use in 2019.
Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting.
Big companies are making inroads into a potentially lucrative market, but legislators aren’t moving at the same speed.
Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad.
South Korea has legalized medical marijuana, making it the first East Asian nation to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis.
The UK’s first cannabis restaurant – focused around the ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) – is set to open in Brighton.
The Caribbean is studying how pot tourism has developed in destinations where marijuana has been legalized like California and Colorado, and more recently in Canada, said Hugh Riley, secretary general and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
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.
Thailand would be the first country in Asia to legalise cannabis for medicinal use.