Jump to content

Cannabis May Become Legal In Uruguay Very Soon.


Recommended Posts

US CA: Column: Uruguay President's Plan To Sell Marijuana May


facebook.gif stumble.gif diggit.gif reddit.gif delicious.gif

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v12/n419/a07.html

Newshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htm

Pubdate: Tue, 21 Aug 2012

Source: Sacramento Bee (CA)

Copyright: 2012 Miami Herald

Contact: http://mapinc.org/url/0n4cG7L1

Website: http://www.sacbee.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/376

Author: Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald





Judging from what Uruguayan President Jose Mujica recently told me in an extended interview, there is a real possibility that people in his country will soon be able to buy marijuana legally from a state-regulated company that will be in charge of marketing and selling the drug.


Mujica, 78, earlier this month submitted a bill to congress that may be the boldest marijuana legalization proposal anywhere in the world. It calls for the state to "take over the control and regulation of activities related to the importation, production, acquisition, storage, marketing and distribution of marijuana."


This would go way beyond what countries such as the Netherlands and Portugal have done in recent decades to in effect decriminalize marijuana use. It also dwarfs recent proposals by Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and milder versions by the leaders of Colombia and Mexico to start an open debate over legalization of drugs.


[Remainder snipped]



MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...