A visitor (R) buys cannabis paraphernalia at the Cannabis Expo, the largest trade and consumer exhibition on the African continent focusing on the cannabis industry and business, at the Sandton convention centre, in Sandton, on November 29, 2019. (Photo by MICHELE SPATARI/AFP via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, FRI. DEC. 13, 2019: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for Dec. 13, 2019:

Weed is now legal in the MLB as the league lifts its ban on marijuana for minor leaguers, removing the drug from its prohibited substance list.

House Democrats this week abandoned two veterans-focused marijuana provisions that the chamber previously approved as part of a large-scale defense bill.

A law forming the legal foundation for a medical cannabis industry in Barbados has overcome the last important parliamentary hurdle after being approved by the Eastern Caribbean country’s Senate.

Legislation for the decriminalization of possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis was passed in the House of Representatives In Trinidad and Tobago this week. The Bill still has to be debated and passed in the Senate.

Uruguay ‘s Senate has Approved a New Bill To Regulate Access To Medical Cannabis.

CannTrust Holdings said the New York Stock Exchange has notified the Canadian marijuana producer that its stock price had fallen below the $1-a-share threshold required to continue trading on the Big Board.

Kiva Confections has released a recipe for cannabis-infused dipping chocolate to enjoy with cookies and marshmallows over the holiday season.

And three marijuana stocks to consider this week are: OrganiGram Holdings, Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. and Green Thumb Industries Inc. USA, LLC