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

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Cannabis should be legalised, according to thousands of Scots.

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

Tabetha (right) and Georgia-Grace Fulton (left), 13 and 8, both suffer from a degenerative lung disease. Their mother, Bobby-Jo (back left), brought the girls to Victoria, B.C., so they could access the cannabis oil treatment after a successful, and illegal, 12-week trial in Australia. Video image via CTVNews.ca
 
An Australian family who traveled to Canada in order to legally access cannabis oil treatment could soon be forced to return home, where the life-changing medication is outlawed.

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

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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.

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.

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