Left-wing Mexican senators presented an initiative to legalize medical marijuana, saying a new approach was needed to speed up drug liberalization and help end a cycle of cartel violence that has killed tens of thousands.   Read Full Story On http://news.yahoo.com/leftist-mexican-lawmakers-present-medical-marijuana-bill-015132564–finance.html

From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana-legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction — a nod to successful efforts in Colorado, Washington state and the small South American nation of Uruguay. Read Full Story On http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld

The president of Uruguay has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for making his country the first in the world to fully legalize the production and sale of cannabis. Read Full Story On http://rt.com/news/uruguay-nobel-mujica-marijuana