Ensuring the participation of ordinary citizens and producers in the industry is the big challenge facing African states.
A cannabis decriminalization bill approved by the House is a sign from Congress that sentiment around the drug is evolving, but it misses a chance to regulate marijuana for the good of all Americans.
Policy makers need to protect and promote the interests of people whose indigenous knowledge and toil developed a thriving national cannabis economy - in the face of harsh police crackdowns.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.