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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau are shown in this combination photo. (Darryl Dyck / Dave Chidley / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
 
The debate over marijuana use in Canada has emerged in the federal election, pitting Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau squarely against Conservative Leader Stephen Harper over legalization.

Jamaican Flag. Image: Kyle James via Wikimedia Commons
Kesi Asher ~ JamaicaObserver.com ~

Canadian company to develop medicinal products from Jamaican marijuana for international market.

Flag of Uruguay. Image: Gabriel Millos via Wikimedia Commons

Malena CastaldiReuters ~

Marijuana pioneer Uruguay said on Thursday it had granted licenses to two companies to grow the plant for commercial distribution, adding that the pot should go on sale in pharmacies next year.

British flag. Image: Jiri Hodan via Wikimedia Commons
 
A petition on the UK government's website calling for cannabis legalization reached more than 200,000 signatures, meaning the proposal will be debated by the British parliament.

Officers said the "small forest" of plants covered an area the size of a football pitch and was complete with a gazebo. Image: Met Police via BBC News

BBC News ~

Scores of cannabis plants have been discovered growing in a remote area of disused land in south-west London.

A worker carries medical marijuana at a growing facility near Safed, Israel in 2011. Uriel Sinai, Getty Images via GlobalPost.com
 
Known for its dynamic tech startups, agricultural innovations, and security solutions, Israel could soon add cannabis powerhouse to the list, thanks to domestic efforts to decriminalize the drug… and a push to use it as a medical export.

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