Canada just became the second nation to legalize marijuana. Here are all the top countries for progressive drug policy …

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    Canada recently became the second country — and the first Group of Seven country — to legalize marijuana for adults. As cultural attitudes change, governments around the world are looking to update their policies on drugs more generally. Uruguay, a small nation of around 3 million people in South America, set a global precedent when former president Jose Mujica signed a law to legalize marijuana in December of 2013. Nine US states— starting with Colorado in 2012 — have since developed mature recreational marijuana markets, powering a whole new industry. The global shift on drug policy even includes conservative countries like Lebanon, which is seeking to legalize medical marijuana after the consulting firm McKinsey suggested it as an approach to revitalizing the country’s sluggish economy. Colombia, which has suffered from decades of narco-related violence, took a different approach: rather than legalizing marijuana and other drugs outright, the country made it unconstitutional to criminalize the consumption of any drug. Canada just became the second nation to legalize marijuana. Here are all the top countries for progressive drug policy …

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