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    Stoned Global News: Will Weed Be Legal in Mexico?

    In April, Mexico’s Senate is likely to pass a new law legalizing cannabis, following a Supreme Court ruling two years ago declaring the drug ban unconstitutional. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador supports the bill.

    The new law permits adults aged 18 and above to smoke marijuana, Grow up to eight plants and carry up to 28 grams of weed for personal use. It also offers licenses for cannabis cultivation, research, and export.

    Senator Patricia Mercado supports the legalization bill. She believes that legalizing the drug could create a strong economic boost for the country, rather than fighting against it.

    “We’ve lost a powerful industry during these economic crisis and unemployment times. Generating incomes and jobs is crucial.”

    This serves as some joyous global news.

    No More Covid Deaths in London

    London has no new reported deaths from Covid-19 in a single day for the first time in over six months, according to data reports.

    Public Health England (PHE) statistics from Sunday showed no fatalities within the last 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test in the UK capital. On the contrary, The United Kingdom recorded 19 deaths. The last daily record of zero deaths in London was in September 2020 before a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic struck Britain.

    The news comes as the UK’s “stay at home” order ends Monday and Covid-19 restrictions eased. Now groups of six can gather outdoors. 

    YouTube Helps Police Find Italian-Dutch Man

    An alleged Mafia fugitive was arrested by police in the Dominican Republic. He has been on the run since 2014. His hobby as a YouTube chef drew police to him. 

    Marc Feren Claude Biart, a 53-year-old suspected member of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia organization, arrived in Milan, Italy, on Monday following his arrest.

    Even still, he had been living a quiet life in the tourist town of Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, not far from the country’s capital, Santo Domingo, said police.

    Biart had previously lived in Costa Rica and moved to the Dominican Republic around five years ago, said police.

    Asian Men More Likely to Have Pushed Back Hairlines? 

    Many young people, especially millennials, are experiencing hair loss. A survey with 50,000 participants conducted by the China Association of Health Promotion and Education revealed that 30-year-olds in China were facing hair loss more rapidly than any other age group. Chinese state media reported that nearly one-third of respondents born in or after 1990 reported thinning hair. Another poll conducted by Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University also showed that the majority of students had experienced some degree of hair loss. Chinese state broadcaster CGTN even described this issue as a “hair loss epidemic” among the youth.

    However, with changes in lifestyle, technology, and disposable income, more men are turning to hair transplants. In China, the market for this procedure is predicted to reach 20.8 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) in 2020, which is over four times its size four years ago, as per market research firm Statistica.

    Is this global news shocking?

    Tanzanian Media Mistakenly Sends Condolences for New President 

    The staff of a Tanzanian publication on leave after they mistakenly printed an ad mourning the country’s new President. Recently, Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in to replace the late President John Magufuli.

    In fact, the Tanzania’s Mining Corporation (STAMICO) sponsored ad intended to congratulate President Samia Suluhu. Suluhu embarks on her emergence as the country’s 6th president. Yet the ad offered condolences to citizens on her death.

    The ad appeared in Monday’s edition of the Daily News, a leading English newspaper in Tanzania, and read: “The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of State Mining Corporation (STAMICO) joins fellow Tanzanians in mourning the death of H.E President Samia Suluhu Hassan for being sworn in as the 6th President of the United Republic of Tanzania.”

    Unfortunately, the ad’s presence on social media served as embarrassing global news.

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