Uruguay's cannabis law. Weed all about it

www.economist.com 11.12.2013 by H.C.

“A CRITICAL turning point in the failed war against drugs,” is the verdict of Martin Jelsma of the Drugs and Democracy Programme at the Transnational Institute, an Amsterdam-based think-tank. On December 10th Uruguay’s Senate approved a law that not only legalised marijuana use but also regulated its production and sale. Others have gone down this route before: the American states of Colorado and Washington legalised marijuana for recreational use in 2012. But Uruguay is the first country to do so.

By the middle of 2014 it will be legal for Uruguayans (but not tourists) to grow up to six of their own marijuana plants, to join members’ clubs that are authorised to grow up to 99 plants, or to purchase up to 40 grams of cannabis a month for their own use. Julio Calzada, the head...

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