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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.

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By Murray Brewster ~ The Canadian Press ~
 
The cost of providing medical marijuana to the country's injured soldiers under a Veterans Affairs program jumped to more than $4.3 million this fiscal year, an increase of 10 times what was spent last year. Number of eligible ex-soldiers quadrupled to 601 patients

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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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Mel Cooke ~ The Gleaner
 
Can we rebel against child murders now?

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Sunny Freeman ~ The Huffington Post ~
 
Canada is now home to its first publicly-traded recreational marijuana company, despite the fact that pot for non-medical use is illegal in this country.

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Philip Ross ~ International Business Times ~
 
Health Canada, the agency that runs the country’s national public health system, is at the center of a lawsuit over patient privacy.

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