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Maurice Ellis (left) and Richard Ramdial, owners of Sun Spice Seasonings Company Limited/IgadI Jamaica Limited. Image: Ricardo Makyn via The Gleaner

With Jamaica in advanced stages of preparation for the possible legalisation of ganja, some forward thinking entrepreneurs are getting ready for the financial opportunities that will arise.

A youth smokes marijuana cigarettes using a papaya during a rally in support of legalizing marijuana in Medellin, Colombia, May 2013. AP Photo, Luis Benavides

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs.

Image: Hill Post via India Times

Uttarakhand government's decision to allow farmers to cultivation of hemp plants is the first of its kind in India.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the 2015 Sustainable Development Summit at United Nations headquarters. AP Photo: Seth Wenig.

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday he opposes any eventual legalization of marijuana, five days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of four people who wanted to grow pot for personal use.

Jamaican Flag. Image: Kyle James via Wikimedia Commons

NEGRIL, Westmoreland -- President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association Ras Iyah is urging the Government to "align" with other countries to secure a slice of the international marijuana market.

A man smokes marijuana during a rally in front of the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico City on November 4, 2015. AFP Photo: Alfredo Estrella

Mexico City (AFP) - The Mexican government's resistance to legalizing marijuana has taken a hit following a landmark Supreme Court ruling that could pave the way to lifting the nation's ban on pot.

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