NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cannabis decriminalization and legalization laws have swept through numerous countries across the world, as a plant that was once completely prohibited in virtually every country is now being leveraged for its medicinal benefits. Now, countries such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the U.K, and parts of the U.S. have all adopted some form of medical cannabis legislation. However, despite the global spread of medical cannabis, the market predominantly revolves around the North American region. Primarily, Canada and the U.S. are the largest market drivers because of their early adoption as several U.S. states moved to legalize medical cannabis back in the 1990s. Currently, more than half of the U.S. states have legalized medical cannabis while 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its recreational use.