At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country to fully legalize the production and sale of cannabis. Uruguay's government is convinced the liberal drug policy is the most effective way of stamping out the illegal trade in cannabis.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once said he smoked a joint "five or six times." He and many other Canadians will be able to publicly possess up to 30 grams of the drug once the House of Commons signs off on Bill C-45.
An epileptic boy suffered heavy seizures and was hospitalized after UK customs officers seized medicinal cannabis oil from his mother. The case sparked outrage and prompted Home Secretary Sajid Javid to intervene.
The consumption of drugs in Japan still lags behind some Western nations, but a new generation of young and curious Japanese is willing to break the rules for a new experience. Julian Ryall reports.
Cocaine use is on the rise again across the EU, according to the bloc's drugs watchdog. Increased and higher-quality supply from Latin American producers has contributed to the rise.
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