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Big companies are making inroads into a potentially lucrative market, but legislators aren’t moving at the same speed.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug.

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Travellers flying within Canada will be allowed to pack 30 grams of cannabis once legalization begins Oct. 17, transportation minister Marc Garneau announced Tuesday.

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Israel will likely allow exports of medical cannabis by the end of the year, a top lawmaker said on Thursday, a move that would boost state coffers and slow the growing number of firms establishing farms abroad.

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Thailand would be the first country in Asia to legalise cannabis for medicinal use.

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Jamaica has made its first shipment of medical marijuana extract oil to Canada.

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South Korea has legalized medical marijuana, making it the first East Asian nation to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis.

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The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll.

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South Africa’s top court says adults can use marijuana in private.

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The UK’s first cannabis restaurant – focused around the ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) – is set to open in Brighton.

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On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace.

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The Swiss government has backed easier access to medicinal cannabis, and even the right-wing Swiss People's Party, traditionally an advocate of total abstinence, seems to support making life easier for patients for whom it is proven the drug works.

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The Caribbean is studying how pot tourism has developed in destinations where marijuana has been legalized like California and Colorado, and more recently in Canada, said Hugh Riley, secretary general and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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People suffering from chronic pain, epilepsy, or nausea as a result of chemotherapy or multiple sclerosis will be among the first to be prescribed the drugs.

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All military personnel are restricted from using weed eight hours before going on duty, and 24 hours before handling or operating a weapon, servicing a military plane, parachuting or any other exercise or unit training.

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