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Activists wave flags in front of the U.S. Capitol to demand that Congress pass cannabis reform legislation on Oct. 8, 2019. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Legalizing marijuana, once a pipe dream on Capitol Hill, takes an important step forward

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.
A T-shirt worn by a cannabis advocate during a court hearing on the legality of the plant in South Africa. RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images

What history teaches us about shaping South Africa’s new cannabis laws

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.
Marijuana use in pregnancy is linked to preterm birth and small for gestational age infants. (Pixabay, Canva)

Marijuana and pregnancy: There’s no evidence that exposure is safe

Legalization and social acceptability of marijuana have contributed to a false perception that it's safe to use in pregnancy. The truth is, there is no known safe level of prenatal marijuana exposure.
A British think tank says Canada’s legalization of cannabis has largely been a success story. But we still have work to do. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

The verdict: Canada’s legalization of cannabis is a success

The British think tank Transform has given Canada high marks for its cannabis legalization efforts. But it also delved into areas that still need work, including social equity issues like amnesty.

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