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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Uruguay Set To Become First Country To Legalize Marijuana Trade

(Reuters) - Uruguay's Senate is expected to pass a law on Tuesday making the small South American nation the world's first to allow its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana.

The pioneering government-sponsored bill establishes state regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed at wresting the business from criminals.

Cannabis consumers would be allowed to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from state-regulated pharmacies as long as they are over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.



Anonymous said...

When is Maryland going to start the medical marijuana dispensaries? I want a job in quality control!

Also allowing farmers to grow hemp for rope fiber, paper and a host of other products.

Some will disagree, however, the jobs that industry is going to create is what this economy needs. Look at all the jobs beer and liquor created after prohibition, big money companies, add tax revenue and it's a win win all the way around.

Seventy years later we now know that alcohol prohibition is what fed and created organized crime, yet we still feed into organized crime for the prohibition of marijuana.

Anonymous said...

4:01 You forget, we walk amongst people who fart dust, and would raise their pitchforks before allowing economic growth via marijuana. I may not be a consumer, but I'm all for it, both medicinal and recreational. Alcohol and prescription pills are far worse than marijuana, yet those industries are allowed to thrive.