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Lawmakers in Costa Rica ask government to speed up medical cannabis debate

Costa Rica has said it supports hemp production, but has expressed reservations with cannabis, claiming it would need to create mechanisms to prevent its recreational use.

Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana

Costa Rica could tap into a market worth billions of dollars by legalizing hemp and medical marijuana.

Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud

According to an official complaint filed March 8, an Israeli investor says Thomas Reeves took $25,000 from him after falsifying licenses and documents.

Canada to reap billions in taxes from legal marijuana: study

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana for recreational use could generate up to Can$5 billion (US$3.6 billion) in taxes

Advocate says Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill doesn’t go far enough

Medical marijuana advocates made their case, a lawyer got off the hook for growing pot on his roof, and police announced a two-metric-ton marijuana seizure.

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of the country's hardline tactics in the war on drugs.

Mexico issues first permit to grow and use marijuana

MEXICO CITY – Mexican health authorities issued Friday the first permit allowing four individuals to grow and use their own marijuana for recreational purposes, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling on limited drug legalization.

Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.

Has Canada's war on marijuana worked? "No, it hasn't," said Clive Weighill, chief of the Saskatoon police force, president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and a veteran of August marijuana raids.

Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years

In 2001, just 4.1 percent of adults said they used marijuana. That increased to 9.5 percent by 2013. The findings were published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry.

Ban on growing marijuana for personal use challenged in Costa Rica Supreme Court

Marijuana advocates are watching a new case this week before Costa Rica’s Supreme Court challenging an anti-drug law that bans growing marijuana here.
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