Israel moves towards decriminalizing marijuana use

Israel on Thursday moved closer to decriminalizing marijuana use after its public security minister declared his support for a policy emphasizing education and fines over criminal penalties.

California legalizes marijuana

Californians voted Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, in the first big win in a string of similar measures across the country.

German government approves the legalization of medicinal marijuana

The German government on Wednesday gave the green light on a draft law allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.