On Wednesday, Canada became the second country in the world to fully legalise marijuana.
In South Africa by contrast, medical and recreational marijuana is still illegal.
Speaking to John Maytham Independent Journalist Kevin Bloom says Uruguay is another country that has legalised marijuana.
There is a spectrum that sort of roams from decriminalisation in certain aspects to full legalisation. We have about 20 to 25 countries in the world and counting.— Kevin Bloom, Independent Journalist
There is a very definite global movement towards legalisation and towards recognition of the properties of this plant.— Kevin Bloom, Independent Journalist
He adds that when you see the legalisation in countries like Canada and Uruguay, you can expect that many countries are going to follow suit in the next two, three years.
Listen below to the full interview: