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What Legalizing Pot In Uruguay Means For the World

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Late Wednesday night, following months of intensive debate and negotiation, the Uruguayan House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuana.  If approved by the Senate, President José Mujica will certainly sign it, at which point Uruguay will become the first country in the world to replace its marijuana prohibition law with a legal regulatory system.

Uruguay’s bold move does much more than just follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington state, which last November became the first political jurisdictions in the world to approve the legalization of marijuana.



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Comment by Ed Martin
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Comment by Ed Price
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Well, might as well try it somewhere. As long as Governments destroy human rights by legalizing something that should be free, sheeple will flock there. The little, unpopular, reasonably poor and weak, country of Uruguay might become popular. It might become a new destination for lots of people. But if it really wants to become BIG in the world, it needs to both, repeal all laws regarding the use of marijuana, and also, widely advertise the fact that it did so. Legalization is just another way for governments to make money off the people.


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