Uruguay Becomes First Nation To Legalise Marijuana Trade

 

 

 

 

” Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.

  After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gave the government-sponsored bill their historic final approval.

  The law allowing registered Uruguayans over 18 to buy up to 40g (1,4oz) of the drug a month is not expected to come into force before April.”

 

 

 

 

” The government hopes it will help tackle drug cartels, but critics say it will expose more people to drugs.

  Presenting the bill to fellow senators, Roberto Conde said it was an unavoidable response to reality, given that the “war” against drugs had failed.

The historic approval comes amid growing debate over drug legalisation in Latin America.

A group of former presidents and influential social figures, including Brazil’s Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Mexico’s Ernesto Zedillo and Colombian ex-leader Cesar Gaviria, have called for marijuana to be legalised and regulated.”

 

 

 

    Increased liberty continues to spring from the most unlikely places … even as it’s memory fades in it’s birthplace … For Shame America … For Shame