Four articles recently published in
Pharmacy in History
discuss the global evolution and legalization of Cannabis. Two articles focus on Canada, where one author contends that the stage had been set by 15 plus years of activism and court challenges, with an emphasis on health and human rights. One author states that “as we know, full legalization of cannabis… did not result in the social cataclysm predicted by opponents.” Other articles offer an assessment of the Argentinian perspective and concerns about possible inadvertent presence of heavy metals, pesticides and pathogens transferred from the soil to the plant.