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Thailand could legalise medical weed as early as next week

THIALAND’S Public Health Ministry has rolled out plans to make the medical use of marijuana legal by next month, as the kingdom looks to cash in on a multi-billion dollar industry. If the government pulls through with the plan, Thailand will be joining several other countries to legalise medicinal cannabis, …

Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has legalized the production of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, making it the rare African country to turn the drug into a source of revenue. A government notice issued by the health minister says individuals and corporations can apply for licenses to grow marijuana, …

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana – LA Times

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill’s passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It …