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Hippies flocked to Nepal in the 1960s and ’70s, drawn by the freedom to buy and smoke pot. But today, tourists are attracted by t-shirts, shawls and jackets made from the marijuana plant.

A change in Peruvian public opinion and law underscores the region's changing views of the substance.

Two years after Jamaica began awarding cannabis licenses for medical, therapeutic and scientific uses, the first Caribbean country to decriminalize pot is still struggling to find its footing in the legal medical-marijuana sphere, and capitalize on the exploding global marijuana industry.

Japanese junior high school students have become more open to the use of marijuana, in part due to the influence of the internet, an official survey suggested.

The Swiss government aims to make it easier for patients to get medical marijuana, proposing on Wednesday to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions.

The Court ruling this week might be just a stepping-stone for full legalization, some experts believe.

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