A picture taken on June 5, 2019 shows an employee weighing and packaging Marijuana buds, often simply called weed or pot, which is the unprocessed form of the female cannabis plant, at the "Hemp Embassy" store in Milan, one of the first shops in Italy dedicated to cannabis. (Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 14, 2019: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally, in the Caribbean and Latin America for the week-ending June 14, 2019:

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The global medical cannabis market is expected to reach USD 56.70 billion by 2026 according to Adroit Market Research.

Jamaican Minister Audley Shaw Says his Government Will Pressure U.S. To Pass a Marijuana Banking Bill.

Colorado’s marijuana revenue has now surpassed USD 1 billion.

Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too.

Puerto Rico officials are Stepping Up Oversight against synthetic marijuana.

An affiliate of Quebec-based cannabis producer Hexo has received a license to establish cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities in Greece.

Nevada has become the first state to ban pre-employment marijuana tests.

Illinois is now the 11th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, beating New Jersey and New York to the punch.

And three marijuana stocks to consider this week are: Green Thumb, Curaleaf and KushCo Holdings.