The bill's passage pushes Mexico closer to becoming the third country in the world to legalise cannabis for industrial and recreational use after Uruguay and Canada.
The move comes as Prime Minister Imran Khan's government struggles to boost the country's foreign exchange coffers that have been drained by a struggling economy, fiscal deficits and inflation.
A study found traces of the drug at a 2,700-year-old desert shrine.
The site was discovered more than 50 years ago but new analysis of unidentified organic material on the limestone altar yielded the surprising result.
Growing the plant is illegal in Lebanon but cannabis has long been farmed openly in the fertile Bekaa Valley.
Public health officials are still at a loss to explain the cause of the severe lung illnesses, which have now reached 1,080 cases across 48 states and one US territory so far, up from 805 cases last week.
Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for real CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an investigation has found.
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.
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