Marijuana Legalization

Regional News • Asia
Cannabis removed from Thailand's narcotics list
Cannabis removed from Thailand's narcotics list
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In order to allow wider use of marijuana for medical purposes, Thailand's Narcotics Control Board has voted to remove cannabis plants from the list of Category 5 narcotics.

However, growing marijuana is only allowed if a permit is granted by the FDA to ensure alignment with government agencies.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Recreational marijuana legalized in four more states in the US
Recreational marijuana legalized in four more states in the US
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Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota and Montana all passed legislation Tuesday permitting the possession of marijuana by adults, which means 15 states have legalized recreational weed or voted to legalize it.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Colorado will issue automatic pardons to over 2,700 marijuana convictions
Colorado will issue automatic pardons to over 2,700 marijuana convictions
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Colorado Governor Jared Poli has announced that he is planning on issuing a mass-pardon for 2,732 low-level marijuana possession convictions. Earlier this year a bill had been signed to give him the authority to issue such pardon through an executive order.

The pardon will apply to convictions in state courts through 2012 of up to 1 ounce for recreational use.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles classified as "essential" business during Covid-19 outbreak

The city of Los Angeles writes in their guidelines that "cannabis dispensaries, or any related and/or ancillary healthcare services" are still allowed to open during the coronavirus lockdown and forced closure of businesses.