Source: International Business Times
“Uruguay has become the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.
The historic moment came Tuesday when a government-sponsored bill was approved by a 16-13 vote in the Senate, reports Reuters. Through the bill, the cultivation, consumption and distribution of marijuana is regulated. One of the larger objectives of the bill is to get the cannabis trade out of the hands of criminals.
The law — which was passed after 11 hours of…”
Source: New York Times
“SANTIAGO, Chile — Uruguay’s Senate approved legislation on Tuesday that will allow the country to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana on a nationwide scale. Uruguay’s leftist president, José Mujica, a supporter of the measure, has signaled that he will enact the legislation in coming days. Under legislation…”