Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade

The Uruguayan government hopes legalising the sale of marijuana will tackle drug cartels
10 December 2013
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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.

 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013