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Global Report: Canada

In Feature Stories, Global by Chris Hogg

Long known for its budding British Columbian marijuana industry, Canada implemented its medicinal marijuana program in 2001, run by Health Canada. A year earlier, the Ontario Court of Appeal knocked down the marijuana possession section of federal anti-drug law, saying it violated Charter of Rights and Freedoms because no provision was made for medical users. The medicinal marijuana program in …

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Global Report: Czech Republic

In Feature Stories, Global by Chris Hogg

Long known for having a very liberal approach to recreational cannabis use, the Czech Republic officially legalized medical marijuana in April 2013. The plant is available for sale in pharmacies, and medical patients will not be able to grow their own marijuana under the legislation; they will need to get a doctor’s prescription and then get their treatment in a …