Billionaire rapper, born Shawn Carter and married to pop star Beyonce, enters fast-growing weed industry, taking a role with California company Caliva as strategist.
The firm is also working on a bullet-proof vest manufactured with a cannabis composite.
Officials say "marijuana poisoning" is on the rise as kids and teenagers have easy access to cannabis-laced brownies, while the medical community is split over whether to call “too much of the drug” an overdose or a case of poisoning.
Canada will become the second country in the world to make marijuana legal nationwide when the bill is signed into law in September, making it legal for Canadians to buy marijuana for recreational purposes
The New Year has brought with it another first for America's most populous state – marijuana to be sold legally for the first time.
The move brings some forms of cannabis into legal commerce even as the country struggles with the illicit drug trade.
The legislation also allows use of marijuana for scientific research.
It is already legal to possess, consume, or grow cannabis in Canada for medicinal purposes but if governing Liberal Party has its way it will be legal to consume it for recreational use.
Cannabis extracts and dried cannabis flowers will be purchasable only on prescription in German pharmacies
Canada's Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalise and regulate recreational marijuana in Spring 2017
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