Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling in 2019, Medical Marijuana Legalized in Thailand + 3 More Hot News of Wednesday, Dec.26

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Nexter.org made a list of the most important  you need to know this Wednesday morning (December 26).

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1. Medical marijuana has just been legalized in Thailand

Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalising what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug.

2. Iraq officially declares Christmas Day a national holiday

Iraq’s Cabinet formally declared Christmas to be a national holiday as the country’s Christians celebrated the birth of Jesus amid tight security more than a year after Baghdad declared victory over ISIS who sought to eradicate all who did not follow the group’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.

3. Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime

By staying home on Tuesday, Trump became the first president since 2002 who didn’t visit military personnel around Christmastime.

4. Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019

Japan has announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next year, and will resume commercial hunting in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone from July.

5. Syria says Israel struck in Damascus

Newsweek cites U.S. defense official as saying senior Hezbollah members wounded on Iran-bound plane. Israel says air defenses activated after missile fired from Syria.

6. Cardi B won’t be performing at the Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

While performing at the Super Bowl is rumored to have been a major money move for Cardi B, the rapper has reportedly said no thanks.


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