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New York lawmakers set to adopt emission cuts, farmworker rights

Efforts to legalize marijuana, however, fizzled Wednesday as lawmakers conceded they didn't have the votes. Instead, lawmakers said they might vote to eliminate some criminal penalties for smoking marijuana in public and create a way for people to expunge past pot convictions from their records.

Thailand legislature legalises medical marijuana and kratom

Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in neighboring Malaysia.


US: Utah lawmakers approve medical pot changes despite concerns

Supporters of the compromise cheered the vote, saying it would help suffering patients while creating safeguards against broader recreational use.

Canadian government to announce marijuana legalization date soon

In the neighbouring US, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana. California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the United States' biggest legal marijuana marketplace on Jan 1.

US city mayors stand up for cannabis against President Trump's crackdown

"Reversing course now is a misguided legal overreach and an attack on cities where legal, safe, and high(ly) regulated recreational sale and use occurs," wrote the mayors.

US to end Obama-era policy that let legalised marijuana flourish

The new stance will let federal prosecutors, where marijuana is legal, to decide how aggressively to enforce the longstanding federal law prohibiting it


California launches first legal sale of recreational marijuana

Employees at the bureau on the holiday continued to process 1,400 pending license applications for retail sales, distribution and testing facilities.

California issues business licenses for legal pot market

In general, California will treat cannabis like alcohol, allowing people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce and grow six marijuana plants at home.

A look at marijuana laws in Latin America

Here’s a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. ARGENTINA: Personal possession of marijuana was decriminalised under a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that jail time for small amounts of drugs violates Argentina’s constitution. Although the ruling only referred to pot, in practice it extended to most […]

Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalise marijuana trade

The bill passed the lower house of Congress in August 2013.

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Canadians 'wake and bake' as marijuana is now legal in the country

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.