Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands legalizes Cannabis

Congratulations to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands! CNMI becomes the first U.S. territory to allow recreational marijuana use. On 21st September, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) legalized cannabis completely. They did so without initiating a vote from its citizens. The bill passed with support in both chambers of government. A majority…

South Africa Legalizes Cannabis

Congratualtions South Africa! On 18th September 2018 South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled that citizens have the right to consume and grow marijuana in their homes, as long it was for personal consumption. The country’s highest court found that South Africa’s laws on drugs and medicine went against the constitution’s right to privacy and the personal…

Georgia Legalizes Cannabis

Congratulations Georgia! As of 30th July 2018, Georgia (the country, not the US state) has legalized cannabis. This makes it the first former member of the Soviet Union to legalize it. Georgia’s constitutional court ruled that punishing an individual for using cannabis restricts an individual’s freedom. This is because the plant can only “potentially” cause…