The Biggest International Marijuana Stories of 2017

This was an incredible year for international cannabis reform, with many governments realizing the futility of prohibition and actually doing something about it. Countries big and small on almost every continent made strides with decriminalization and legalization for both medical and recreational marijuana. was there to cover it all in 2017. So without further adieu, here are the biggest international cannabis stories of the year.

On June 19, big news came from south of the U.S. border when the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto published a medical marijuana bill which legalized the medicine for his nation.

The legislation ushered in regulations for domestic cultivation and cannabis research after significant support in the Senate with a 98-7 vote in favor of the move.

Catalonia is currently going through its own set of major challenges, but earlier in the year, the headlines out of this region were all about pot.

In June, the Catalonian Parliament regulated the cultivation, consumption, and transport of recreational cannabis.

This incredible shift was the culmination of years of effort by marijuana activists in the European nation. One such…

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