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Nepali lawmakers push marijuana legalization

Ruling Communist Party sees export opportunities in medical demand

A Hindu holy man smokes marijuana at a temple during the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.   © Reuters

KATHMANDU -- Nepalese lawmakers are pushing to legalize marijuana decades after the Himalayan country, once an international hippie haven due to its cannabis cultivation, outlawed the production and consumption of weed.

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