Medical marijuana is booming. New cannabis plantations are springing up all over the world, in Colombia especially. In areas once under the control of rebel groups and drug lords, they provide farmers and companies with jobs and a legal income.
More people than ever are smoking weed around the world. But how can we decide whether to condemn or support the devil's lettuce when our own governments can't seem to figure it out?
Cannabis has been legalized for medical use in Britain. But prices are high and many desperate patients still can't get their hands on it. The industry still has a long way to go — as do lawmakers.
New Zealanders will be able to vote on whether they want to legalize cannabis in a referendum next year. The draft law under consideration would allow people over the age of 20 to purchase the drug.
German rapper Juju is being investigated by police after she posted an Instagram story about hiding cannabis in a Frankfurt Airport toilet. She didn't realize that an attentive police officer was among her followers.
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