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Over the past 20 years, public opinion on cannabis has seen a slow but steady shift. Once considered a gateway to further drug use, cannabis is now lauded for its ability to help manage pain, regulate seizures, and aid with anxiety and sleep disorders. Prescribed by physicians and used by over two million U.S. patients in 2018, medical marijuana has entered the mainstream. 

To date, 46 countries have legalized medical cannabis. Of these, more than 30 have also decriminalized its recreational use. Four countries, including Canada, as well as 11 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana. More are expected to follow suit. 

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