Cannabis or marijuana is a recreational drug that is illegal in many countries around the world. Some nations have, however, taken a more relaxed view towards the drug and this dictation focuses on the first country to make it legal.
While many countries continue to keep it as an illegal drug, its usage in other forms is becoming more common in the field of medicine.
Cannabidiol or CBD is an oil that is extracted from hemp plants and it's believed to be useful in the treatment of various disorders, including chronic pain, depression, anxiety and acne.
- a tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fibre and as a drug.
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Many people think The Netherlands was the first country to legalize cannabis. However in the 1970s, the Dutch parliament only voted to decriminalize cannabis use. In reality, while some other European countries tolerate cannabis use, the first country to actually legalize the use of cannabis was Uruguay. The recreational use of cannabis was made legal there in 2013.
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