Mexico's Vicente Fox Pushes Marijuana Debate to Forefront

Former President Vicente Fox of Mexico, who has always considered himself a policy maverick, has emerged as one of his country's most outspoken advocates of marijuana legalization.

MEXICO: Former President Vicente Fox grew up on a farm here in rural Guanajuato, one of Mexico’s most conservative states. He is the kind of guy who wears big belt buckles, collects hand-tooled saddles and worships the free market.

Marijuana makes Lansing, MI ballot for Nov.

MICHIGAN: Lansing residents will see a new ballot initiative to decriminalize recreational marijuana use in November, but it remains unclear whether visiting MSU students will be able to light up without fear.

Marijuana makes Lansing, MI ballot for Nov.

City Clerk Chris Swope certified a proposal last week that would allow the use, possession or transfer of less than one ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing for those aged 21 or older.

MICHIGAN: Lansing residents will see a new ballot initiative to decriminalize recreational marijuana use in November, but it remains unclear whether visiting MSU students will be able to light up without fear.

Activists hope to make Dunedin 'Cannabis capital'

Activist Julian Crawford hopes to make Dunedin, NZ 'Cannabis capital'

NEW ZEALAND: Marijuana legalization advocates in Dunedin have high hopes the city will become Dunsterdam, the cannabis capital of the South Pacific.

Activists hope to make Dunedin 'Cannabis capital'

Activist Julian Crawford hopes to make Dunedin, NZ 'Cannabis capital'

NEW ZEALAND: Marijuana legalization advocates in Dunedin have high hopes the city will become Dunsterdam, the cannabis capital of the South Pacific.

HEMP Party has high ambitions in Australian election

AUSTRALIA: Australia’s HEMP Party formally launched its election campaign on Monday with a call for cannabis to be legalized for personal and medical use, just as it is now for industrial purposes.

Marijuana industry prepares for 2014, but is Colorado ready?

Kate Panetta of Natural Remedies, left, is preparing medical marijuana for a customer at the dispensary. Denver, Colorado. August 29, 2013.

COLORADO:  In four months, adults in Colorado will be able to walk into a store, plunk down cash and leave with a drug that used to land people in prison.