MARIJUANA NEWS ROUNDUP – MARCH 15, 2019

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Former Representative Beto ORourke, a Democrat from Texas and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign stop in Burlington, Iowa, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Photographer: Joshua Lott/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 15, 2019: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally, in the Caribbean and Latin America for the week-ending March, 15, 2019:

Beto O’Rourke, who jumped into the crowded Democratic presidential field Thursday, says he supports legalizing marijuana.

The UN Chief Executives Board, which represents 31 UN agencies including the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, has endorsed decriminalization.

A new report predicts the global legal marijuana market will grow with a compound annual growth rate of over 28 through 2024.

Alaska has officially become the first state to  legalize  on-site marijuana consumption.

Doctors could soon be able to recommend medical marijuana to military veterans with the VA, under a new congressional bill.

The New York Senate and Assembly have included marijuana legalization language in annual budget legislation.

Aurora Cannabis has announced that it had begun selling cannabis oils to German pharmacies.

THe Bahamas National Commission of marijuana says it will launch a website within the next few days to allow citizens to engage in dialogue.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is considering legalizing weed, ahead of the next election.

And Aurora Cannabis stocks are up 12 percent after billionaire activist investor Nelson Peltz is hired as an advisor.

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