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LEGALIZATION. The act of making lawful.
     2. By legalization, is also understood the act by which a judge or competent officer authenticates a record, or other matter, in order that the same may be lawfully read in evidence. Vide Authentication.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sir Norman had previously led his party's decision to back the legalisation of cannabis.
Morgan Schondelmeier is head of development at the Adam Smith Institute, which this week published a new paper on cannabis legalisation.
Several people have in the past called for the legalisation of marijuana.
He said while there might be potential medical benefits from legalisation, these would be outweighed by the problems which legalisation would cause.
The post Canada forms task force to consult on marijuana legalisation appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
"Our office is now contacting every legalisation customer on our records and within our reach to explain the legalisation process and we will also advertise this on our website, Facebook, and Twitter," the embassy statement said.
Spain's legalisation of abortion and gay marriage have stoked tensions with the Vatican, although the government downplayed friction during the visit.
"ACPO does not agree with the repeal of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 or the legalisation of drugs - this is arguably a counsel of despair."
Lee McCabe, a Hafal client from Merthyr, said: 'What users and carers in Wales are looking for is legalisation which accords rights to users.'
He added: "I have read quite a bit on the legalisation of cannabis in Holland and my belief is it only causes problems in society.
In March 2002, Liberal Democrat representatives attending the party's federal conference in Manchester voted for the decriminalisation, and ultimately the legalisation, of cannabis.
Portillo gave a warm welcome to Lilley's campaign, although he stopped short of backing all-out legalisation of the drug.