In 2017 Uruguay became the first country in the world to allow commercial sales of marijuana. Pharmacies began selling cannabis directly to consumers. The move was popular with young people, but not everyone is thrilled about the legal high.
Thailand has become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medicinal marijuana after parliament voted to amend a narcotics law. Marijuana use to relieve pain and fatigue was common in Thailand until the 1930s.
Opposition lawmakers have rebuked the government for a "deliberate obstruction" of legal cannabis laws. Producers are likely to have to wait at least six more months to receive licenses.
After recreational marijuana became legal in Canada, the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board slammed the decision in a statement calling the step incompatible with UN international drug treaties.
South Africa's legalization of cannabis might trigger trafficking and abuse in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), writes Tanzanian columnist Anaclet Rwegayura. Tanzania is an SADC founding member.
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