Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Uruguay Marijuana Legalization Approved in House of Representatives

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According to the El Observador, Uruguay's Lower House of Representatives voted to approve a marijuana legalization bill to include regulation for its sale in pharmacies and personal cultivation of the plant.
The House of Representatives approved the regulation of the marijuana market, which can enable its sale in pharmacies and legalize self-cultivation... 
...Today, with the bars of the House of Representatives filled with activists for the legalization of marijuana, the government will seek to turn a page.
The reporting member, Sebastian Sabini (MPP), said the bill "seeks to solve the problem of access and insurance mechanisms for users."


"Countries that tested regulations show no increase in consumption and we raised it is one of the most common arguments," said the legislator as a group of schoolchildren watching from the bars. He added that Uruguay "will not freely sell cannabis" but will "establish limitations on their purchase."

Opinion polls seem to show a majority of the population oppose the measure fearing that it will not reduce drug related problems. If the Upper House approves the measure, Uruguay will become the first nation to legalize marijuana use nationwide. Uruguay's president José Mujica has long supported the legalization effort.


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2 comments:

Hugh said...


It's all about the money and where it goes.

I traveled extensively in Colombia, South America in the 1970's, and very
early 80's. My reason for being there: to buy the best marijuana I could
find for shipment to the United States.

The people I dealt with were not the killers depicted by our government.
They were Moms and Pops with families. And some of the nicest, most
honorable people I have ever met.

This is not a war 'against' drugs. This is a war for 'control' of the
drugs.
And the involved governments' only concerns are, 'Who gets the money.'

Once these products are legalized, we can all live in peace. The quality of
the product will determine its market.

Just like lettuce and tomatoes.

I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for my escapades involving marijuana.
I wrote about them in: Shoulda Robbed a Bank

Anonymous said...

Good for Uruguay! The only good option in many parts of the world currently is to grow your own. Here is a free guide to help you do just that...
http://www.scribd.com/doc/146577044/The-Ultimate-Cannabis-Indoor-Cultivation-and-Usage-Guide

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