In November 2016, voters in Maine decided to legalize the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana across the state. The move is part of a larger national trend towards the…
International Marijuana Laws
Countries all over the world have different perceptions on marijuana. There exists different laws that govern the use, cultivation and distribution of marijuana worldwide. Marijuana use has been continually embraced across many nations, even some engaging in research on marijuana. This article focuses on the different laws in different nations.
Marijuana is still an illegal substance in many African states. People still consume weed but without the authorities knowing. However, there have been a new wave that saw a major step taken in South Africa. A couple brought the legalization issue to a high court in Pretoria. Arguments in defence to marijuana stated the economic and medical benefits. In Kenya, there was a motion in the national assembly to fully legalize the use of marijuana. However, there lacked a quorum and the motion could not go through. This shows that soon, African countries will wake up to the reality of the numerous weed benefits.
Several attempts have been done in Canada to legalize weed. There a bill in parliament that dwelt on the legalization of pot. However, the bill did not pass. Recently, the Canadian government has conducted a survey on its citizens to determine its next cause of action. Questionnaires covering several areas such as the type a person likes, the modes of consumption and even the sources. It shows that in the near future, Canada will finally have a legal framework for weed use, a framework that has been denied for the last 90 years.
Israel is one of the few countries that have embraced the use of marijuana. There have been reports that THC and other cannabis compounds were discovered in Israel. This country has a rich history concerning the use of marijuana. It is legal. Extensive research on the marijuana compounds is underway at Israel. It is through such that it was discovered that weed has lots of medical benefits. Israel is influential to many countries, especially in Africa. This has been seen as a path for legalization of weed in the African states.