.Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
The medicinal cannabis market may be worth $64 billion by 2024. (Representational Image: Pixabay)

  • Colombian President Ivan Duque signed a decree on Friday
  • Colombia can now export dried cannabis flowers for medical use
  • Colombia "is coming in as a major player in the international market," according President

Cannabis has gotten its roots from northwestern China(Photo credit: Representational/Pixabay)

  • Cannabis sativa species is widely used as a recreational drug
  • It first emerged from the region of Neolithic times
  • Cannabis was one of the first plants domesticated by humans

Sha'Carri Richardson will not be travelling to Tokyo. (Photo credit: AFP/File)

  • Sha'Carri Richardson was ruled out of competing in the individual 100m in Tokyo after receiving a 30-day ban
  • USATF said it had a responsibility to "maintain fairness" for all athletes
  • According to the USTAF rules, she could have been selected as one of two coach's picks

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
US sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was banned from the Tokyo Olympics for consuming marijuana. (Photo credit: Twitter/@itskerrii)

  • US sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson had the second-fastest timing this year
  • However, she has been banned from participating in the Olympics because she was charges with consuming marijuana, a prohibited substance
  • Richardson said she consumed marijuana upon coming to know of her biological mother's death

.New York, NY, USA
In April 2021, Sha'Carri Richardson became the sixth-fastest woman in the history(Photo credit: Twitter/@usatf)

  • Sha'Carri Richardson tested positive for marijuana at the US Olympic athletics trials
  • She was one of the top gold medal contenders for the Tokyo Olympics
  • She made her international debut in 2017

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Sha'Carri Richardson said she consumed marijuana to cope with a state of emotional pain. (Photo credit: Twitter/itskerrii

  • Sha'Carri Richardson will not be allowed to participate in the 100m event at the Olympics
  • She still has a chance of taking part in the 400m relay event
  • Richardson won the 100m at the US trials by clocking 10.86 seconds

.Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico's supreme court ruled that the nation's marijuana prohibition is unconstitutional. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Mexico's court decriminalized recreational marijuana use for adults
  • The decision was approved by eight of the eleven judges
  • The ruling comes after Congress failed to pass legalization legalizing recreational marijuana use

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The use of marijuana for medical purposes is legal in 36 states, plus Washington D.C. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • In 2005, Supreme Court ruled possession of marijuana will be illegal
  • Judge Clarence Thomas said, "policies of past 16 years have undermined its reasoning"
  • IRS continues to enforce its own rules against marijuana growers and dealers

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nick is a 19-year-old Second year BCom student. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Nick says he started doing drugs when he was in the 9th standard
  • He was admitted to the rehabilitation when he was 15
  • Nick’s relationship with his parents has ‘completely changed’ after he overcame addiction

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian laws have criminalised the use of fruit and flower of cannabis allows its leaves since they are used for making bhang. (Photo credits- Representational/Unsplash)

  • India in 1985 banned its cultivation under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act
  • However, many have been exploited loopholes in the laws
  • Some Indian states have made serious advancements in legalising it