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India Flag
 
BENGALURU: Marijuana or ganja may be frowned upon as a banned recreational drug, but could offer an effective cure for cancer, say top oncologists of Bengaluru.

Australia and cannabis leaf

Rebecca Puddy ~ The Australian ~

Once believed to be the drug of choice for free-spirited youth, cannabis is more popular with older people than ever before.

Cannabis Plant at a Denver grow facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com

Aasma Day ~ Lancashire Evening Post ~

How a 73-year-old in North West England found a way to treat her rheumatoid arthritis.

Durham Police Commissioner Ron Hogg with Teeside cannabis activists in 2014 (Photo via The Independent)

James Cusick ~ The Independent ~

Ron Hogg will now only intervene if Durham growers are being 'blatant'.

Map of Italy and Flag. Image: George Hodan
Patrick Browne ~ thelocal.it ~
 
Proposals that would largely decriminalize marijuana in Italy currently have the support of 250 MPs – but does that mean Italy will be legalizing the drug any time soon?

Friends and family gather in Nelson, New Zealand to remember Alex Renton. Photo: Marion Van Dijk/Fairfax Media
Stacey Knott ~ Stuff.co.nz ~
 
Alex Renton sparked a national debate about medicinal cannabis while in a coma, his sister has told the teen's memorial service.

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