Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke arrives at a meet and greet at Plymouth State College on March 20, 2019 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. After losing a long-shot race for U.S. Senate to Ted Cruz (R-TX), the 46-year-old O'Rourke is making his first campaign swing through New Hampshire after jumping into a crowded Democratic field. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 22, 2019: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally, in the Caribbean and Latin America for the week-ending March, 22, 2019:

Beto O’Rourke says the federal government should end the prohibition of marijuana and prosecute pharmaceutical executives.

RBC Capital MARKETS analyst Nik Modi expects the legal U.S. cannabis market could reach as much as USD 47 Billion.

Cannabis investors are eying Uruguay a in global weed export push.

A South Carolina Senate subcommittee has voted to advance a bill that would legalize access to medical marijuana.

Florida lawmakers have now allowed actual marijuana flower in medical marijuana dispensaries.

An Israeli study has found marijuana has promise for treating autism symptoms.

Marijuana consumers gain less weight than non-users a study claims.

Starbuds will become one of only 4 dispensaries to open its doors in the Jamaican capital of Kingston later this Spring.

A bipartisan bill designed to protect banks that service the marijuana industry from being penalized will get a vote next week.

Barneys is now offering $1,100 hand-blown glass bongs to $1,400 weed grinders at its Beverly Hills store.

And three medical cannabis stocks to consider this week are: Charlotte’s Web, Cronos Group and CannTrust.