- The German parliament has ruled to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes
- More than 20 countries worldwide have laws in place to legalize marijuana use in some form
- Marijuana is the most widely cultivated, produced and consumed drug worldwide
(CNN)An act to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was passed by German parliamentarians. They voted unanimously in favor of the new bill, first approved by the country's cabinet in May 2016.