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Deutsche Welle ~

Germany's government has plans to set up a pharmaceutical agency to regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a media report. Such a step could make the drug more accessible to ill people.

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The Federal Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Graciela Elizalde, an 8-year-old who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy that causes intense seizures, receives hydrotherapy treatment at a swimming complex in Monterrey, Mexico. Elizalde began taking a marijuana extract recently. AP Photo/Esteban Felix.
 
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- As Mexico's top court prepares to consider arguments that could open the door to the recreational use of marijuana, some families are hoping such a step could help make medicinal marijuana more accessible.

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Exclusive: Private analysis for the British Treasury concludes that regulation could also produce huge savings for the justice system.

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Canada’s new prime minister has promised his Liberal Party will legalize marijuana across the entire country.

Medicinal cannabis may soon be legalized in Australia. Image: Max Mason Hubers via Sydney Morning Herald

Jane Lee ~ Sydney Morning Herald ~

Medicinal cannabis could be legally grown and prescribed to patients as early as next year under a cross party bill that has attracted initial support from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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