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Why are many countries now accepting cannabis?

One of the first policy decisions by Zimbabwe’s new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa after taking office following the military coup that ousted veteran strongman Robert Mugabe in November 2017, was to legalise the cultivation of medicinal marijuana. The decision made Zimbabwe the second nation on the continent afterLesotho to legalise the […]


England’s dreaming

Brexit—and one nation’s bewildering battle to wake from the nightmare of history By Fintan O’Toole In an early chapter of Ulysses, James Joyce’s alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, goes to collect the wages he is due for some part-time teaching in a Dublin school. The opinionated headmaster Deasy talks to him […]