How Canada’s legalization is shaping cannabis laws elsewhere

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GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Ever since Canada became the first major country to legalize marijuana for adults a year ago, other nations have been paying attention. The small South American nation of Uruguay was the first to legalize marijuana for adults. New Zealand, Luxembourg and Mexico are among those that have looked to Canada for guidance or lessons, while Russia has chastised it for its "barefaced" flouting of international anti-drug treaties. Here's a look at how Canada's experiment is playing out internationally and where the next attempts at legalization are coming: UNITED STATES States continue to flout federal prohibition and legalize marijuana within their borders, arguing that the nation's war on pot has drained law enforcement resources, had a disparate impact on min
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