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Big companies are making inroads into a potentially lucrative market, but legislators aren’t moving at the same speed.

The UK’s first cannabis restaurant – focused around the ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) – is set to open in Brighton.

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.

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.

South Korea has legalized medical marijuana, making it the first East Asian nation to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis.

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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