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Canadians spent $1.6 billion [$1.2 billion USD] on legal weed in 2018, more than double the amount that was spent on solely medical cannabis in 2017, according to a new report.

When most people think of smoking ganja in the Caribbean, Jamaica immediately springs to mind. However, the sunny vacation destination now faces some stiff competition for cannabis tourism and foreign investment from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

A delegation of Chinese businessmen and academic researchers in the fields of technology and agriculture is set to arrive in Israel next week, to meet with Israeli cannabis researchers.

Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalization of the drug in a region with some of the world’s strictest drug laws.

Israel is going into the medical marijuana export business — if its Cabinet agrees. The Knesset has passed legislation that would have Israel join the Netherlands and Canada as nations allowing the legal export of medical cannabis.

Vote will coincide with 2020 general election; it follows legalisation of drug’s use for medicinal purposes.

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