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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.

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.

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Converting a medical-marijuana industry into a recreational one in Canada will not be easy.

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.

The new Liberal government has promised to act quickly to legalize marijuana for general use, which would make Canada the first Group of 20 country to end cannabis prohibition on a national level.

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