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'High demand' as Nevada becomes latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana

Jul 02, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Legal marijuana sales are sure to be a boon to the economy of Nevada s largest city Las Vegas bolstering its reputation as an anything goes party town

MARIJUANA. The trimmings and buds of marijuana plants are seen during a harvest at Alternative Solutions, April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:19 PM

Its legalization and regulation would follow in 2018 in time for Canada s national day on July 1

LEGALIZATION? Reports say Canada plans to legalize recreational marijuana by 2018. File photo

Uruguay to sell marijuana in pharmacies from July

Apr 07, 2017 - 8:07 AM

The marijuana sold in pharmacies is being grown in state supervised fields

FIRST. Uruguay will become the first country in the world to allow recreational marijuana to be sold in pharmacies starting July. File photo

'Grown in Washington': The marijuana farms near US power hub

May 02, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The United States marijuana market is estimated to reach 22 billion in 2020 – nearly 5 times its value in 2014

The canopy of a marijuana crop is seen at Alternative Solutions, a DC area medical marijuana producer, April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. Security cameras and barbed wire suggested this was the right place, an old warehouse on a dead-end street not far from the White House housing one of the few legal marijuana farms in the US capital. Alternative Solutions is one of seven facilities in Washington authorized to grow medical marijuana for nearly 3,700 local patients.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Elodie MAZEIN, "'Grown in Washington': the marijuana farms near US power hub"

Mexico proposes legal medical marijuana in major shift

Apr 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto s decision to send landmark legislation to Congress is the result of a national debate on cannabis laws

MEDICAL MARIJUANAN. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto holds up a bill during an event in which he announced a proposal to legalize medical marijuana and further ease restrictions on personal consumption, in Mexico City, Mexico, April 21, 2016. Photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Canada vending machines pop out marijuana

May 17, 2014 - 10:13 AM

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was effectively legalized in Canada in 1999 and its use has been expanded through a series of court challenges

VENDING MACHINES. Medical dispensaries in Canada are relatively new. Screenshot from Global News

America's first marijuana stores open in Colorado

Jan 02, 2014 - 7:52 AM

It just makes it an item of commerce like going into a liquor store