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Cannabis has medicinal uses, states can legalise if Centre revises Act: Tripura health minister

Tripura’s erstwhile Left Front government came under heavy criticism from ruling BJP for allegedly encouraging cannabis cultivation during its 25-year-old rule which ended in March 2018.

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.

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Andhra Pradesh: Decline of Maoists in Araku gives rise to ganja cultivation

Araku in Andhra Pradesh where two Telugu Desam Party leaders were shot dead by Maoists on September 23 is caught up in a deadly mix of ganja and Maoists.

Effects provoked by marijuana don't justify absolute ban on consumption: Mexico Supreme Court

The court found that adults have a fundamental right to personal development which lets them decide their recreational activities without interference from the state.

China, Japan, South Korea warn citizens not to use marijuana in Canada

The Japanese consulate in Vancouver warned on its website that Japanese laws outlawing the possession and sale of marijuana may be applied to actions taken abroad.

Dreams of big profits as Marijuana becomes legal in Canada

On the same day that marijuana becomes legal, the government will announce a program to make it easier for Canadians convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana to obtain a pardon, according to an official familiar with the plan.

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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country's easternmost province, a federal official told The Associated Press that Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshold.

Oklahoma awards first medical marijuana patient licenses

In June, voters approved a statewide ballot measure authorizing the use of medicinal cannabis in Oklahoma.

Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals had made legalizing recreational use of marijuana part of their successful 2015 election campaign, arguing the new law would keep pot out of the hands of underage users and reduce related crime.

Trump signals support for legislation easing US ban on pot

The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with about 30 states that have legalized pot in some form, creating a two-tiered enforcement system at the state and federal levels.

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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.

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Canada’s new marijuana economy: Meet the winners and losers

After 95 years of prohibition, Canada has legalised marijuana. We met with buyers, sellers, growers and students to hear what they had to say.

Mexico court ruling sparks marijuana legalisation hopes

In Mexico, supporters of drug reform have been celebrating a Supreme Court decision that could lead to the legalisation of marijuana.

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