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Israel could be just six months away from allowing general practitioners to prescribe cannabis, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman said Wednesday.

A marijuana farm in western Mexico. Image: Deborah Bonello via PRI.org

It's a tough time to be a Mexican pot farmer. The price of marijuana has been plummeting partly because of the loosening of laws in parts of the US — encouraging growth of more high-end pot in America.

Latin America's largest medicinal marijuana farm was formally inaugurated on Tuesday, marking another step in the region's growing acceptance of therapeutic uses for the formerly illegal plant.

Street light vandalism in Bogotá, Colombia, 2007. Image: Alejandro Forero Cuervo via Wikimedia Commons

Colombia's president has signed a decree fully legalizing medical marijuana in a shift away from preventing drug crop production.

Image: Israel Police via Wikimedia Commons

Israel’s Health Ministry is moving ahead on a comprehensive plan on medical cannabis that would lift many restrictions that currently make life difficult for patients, doctors, growers and marketers of the plant.

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There's a long and not-very-proud tradition of anti-drug advertising that gets ridiculed for missing the mark with young audiences.

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