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Puerto Rico enacts medicinal marijuana law

Puerto Rico enacts medicinal marijuana lawThe depleted government coffers of bankrupt Puerto Rico will take in $ 50 million a month now that a law allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has taken effect, the governor said. After the bill survived a bumpy ride through the National Assembly in this US territory, Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares signed it on Sunday. It establishes a legal framework for medicinal marijuana and paves the way for people with cancer and other diseases to avoid prosecution for possessing pot or products derived from it.



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Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicateTOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend the throne.



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