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Image of Jamaican officials planting the first legal marijuana plant
By the Caribbean Journal Staff ~
 
The first legal cannabis plant in the country was planted on the grounds of the University of the West Indies Mona campus.

Image of  legal medical marijuana harvest in Chile
Eva Vergara ~ Associated Press ~
 
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality harvested legal medical marijuana Tuesday as part of a government-approved pilot project aimed at helping ease pain in cancer patients.

Image of Paul Birch of the Cista Party
Belfast Telegraph ~ Northern Ireland ~
 
Vulnerable people are missing out on medical treatment due to governmental refusal to treat cannabis the same way as alcohol, a newcomer to election campaigning has claimed.

Image of marijuana injustice in Canada
Jenna Valleriani ~ Huffington Post Canada ~
 
The 2011 Global Commission on Drug Policy's opening declaration - "the global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies [...] fundamental reforms in national and global drug control policies are urgently needed" - could hardly be more definitive.

Image of Teresa Nicoletti
 
Tasmania is set to give the green light for Australia's first legal medical marijuana grower, in what is expected to be the start of a new industry for the state.

Image of weed drought
Danielle Street ~ VICE ~
 
New Zealand is suffering its worst weed drought in recent history, and so far pot-starved kiwis have no one to point the finger at.

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