Attempts to dissuade Bashar al Assad from flooding the region with narcotics will be met with intransigence, underlined by deniability and theatricality.
Narco-traffickers defied Covid-19 and now look set to reach new heights, as the stars are aligning for a further expansion of their trade.
In addition to more widespread availability and higher purity, the pandemic has pushed the narcotics trade to become more creative in its distribution.
The bill, approved by 316 votes, is now pending Senate approval, after which Mexico will allow cultivation, transformation, sale, research and export or import of marijuana.
One post on WallStreetBets told users that shares of pot producers Tilray Inc and Aphria Inc have more room to rise.
The bill's passage pushes Mexico closer to becoming the third country in the world to legalise cannabis for industrial and recreational use after Uruguay and Canada.
New Zealand won't be legalizing marijuana after the final votes counted in a referendum failed to overturn the result from election night — although it got close.
The ballot measures in various states covered a wide array of issues, from election laws, to abortion rights, to workers' rights and decriminalising drugs.
A study found traces of the drug at a 2,700-year-old desert shrine.
The company said Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton had resigned while Bloomberg reports that Chief People Officer Gaby Toledano will also be leaving.
Canada will become the second country in the world to make marijuana legal nationwide when the bill is signed into law in September, making it legal for Canadians to buy marijuana for recreational purposes
UN annual report on drugs finds opioids pose global threat as new technologies enable easier spread.
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