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Australia will provide A$3 million ($2.03 million) for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients, its health minister said, as the demand for medicinal cannabis products grows rapidly.

The Australian capital Canberra will become the country's first city to legalize marijuana following a landmark vote Tuesday night.

The Senate leader of Mexico’s ruling party said that the lawmakers will vote on a bill to legalize marijuana for adult use by the end of the month.

Uruguay has made its first commercial export shipment of marijuana since legalizing the drug in 2013, sending 10 kilograms of cannabis to Australia, where its medicinal use is lawful.

Nearly 10 per cent of Canadians say their employers allow cannabis use at work – and, according to a new poll, about half of those who can, do.

Other countries are passing laws to permit the production, import and export of medical marijuana but Colombia has a leg up because it did so three years ago.

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