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19th annual "Hanfparade" (hemp parade) in Berlin. Image via Deutche Welle.
 
Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin to advocate the legalization of cannabis. The 19th annual "Hanfparade" (hemp parade) has also found support among some politicians.

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?

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'.

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