According to German law, medical marijuana is only prescribed for severe illnesses: chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. To qualify, participation in a scientific study is required.
The stock market has a new star sector: cannabis companies. The drug is conquering the United States and the legalization campaign is also pulling some big investors into the business, including Coca-Cola.
The humanitarian tour will provide medical help to the crisis-ridden country, but Venezuelan officials said it was also part of a "strategic defense operation." Pharmaceutical prices have soared as the currency tanks.
Canada's Senate has passed a landmark law, known as the Cannabis Act, legalizing recreational marijuana use. Canadians will have to wait until September at the earliest, however, before they can buy the drug legally.
Diplomats are seeking to resolve a conflict that has led German drugmakers to miss out on orders from Saudi Arabia. Along with Canada, Germany is struggling to react to Riyadh's new-found foreign policy assertiveness.
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